Batsy-Bats, this summer I took part in International Student Week in Belgrade is a festival that is being held since 2005, where a group of students gather about 160 people from all around the world, including about 100 volunteers from Serbia. In past 11 years ISWiB succeeded to connect thousands and thousands of young people in one of the most beautiful cities on the rivers Danube and Sava.
They have 8 days to work on a workshop that they have selected in their application. This year we had 10 workshops, and one of them was “You see me.”
It was based on a common problem in our society, on a prejudice we have when we see someone for the first time and we judge them because of their looks, clothes, the makeup they are wearing or the tattoos they have, but when we approach them we admit that we made a mistake judging them because of their physical appearance.
The goal of this workshop is to explain which role physical representation had in different time periods until today through describing „fashion“ in different societies and to encourage further examination and exploration of alternative physical appearances as crucial parts of one’s identity.
At the end of the festival, participants of this workshop were expected to apply that in everyday life and to be more tolerant and open in this kind of situations.
Maybe this will encourage you to take part in this festival next year and perhaps we will meet each other. Until next time, hugs!
PS. If anyone wants to buy these sneakers and is from Serbia, they can be yours for only RSD700. The size is 38, but runs small, perhaps 37 1/2.