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Summer school 2022

Scoala de vara 2022

Today, in Ferentari, started the Summer School 2022, part of Non Formal Educational Program of “Avdives, Khetaes” project (translation “Today, together”). Monday to Friday, for four weeks, children from Ferentari neighborhood can participate in a variety of practical sessions. They can chose the activity that suits them better – creative, sport, personal development, civic education and debates, science and experiments.

The portrait of the artist as a young man: An interview with Vlad Roșianu, photographer and member of PlayHood

Vlad Rosianu

Vlad Roșianu is a talented teenager from Ferentari, passionate about photography and performing arts. His first solo photo exhibition, titled #INSIGNIFICANT and hosted by the Ferentari Studios in April 2021, proves his keen eye for social reality. He nevertheless tends to “poetize” this reality and filter it with aspirational eyes. Vlad also loves acting, a passion he discovered at PlayHood’s creative workshops. For him, art projects, in general, are a way to cultivate beauty and stay out of trouble.

„Avdives, khetanes” – the project aiming to increase quality of life, inclusion and, empowerment for Roma communities in two marginalized regions of Romania – Belin commune, Covasna County and Ferentari neighborhood, Bucharest

Fundația Amfiteatru in partnership with City Hall of Sector 5 and Belin Community Development Association presented the intermediate results after the first year of activity of the project “Avdives, Khetanes” (translation “Today, together”). Increasing quality of life of roma communities contributing to increasing inclusion and abilitating roma people from two marginalized areas of Romania – Belin commune, Covasna county and Ferentari neighborhood, Bucharest – represents the main objective of the project. The conference was organizes online and the recording is available here

Eugen Raportoru: The story of a painter who experienced a late consecration

Eugen Raportoru

Eugen Raportoru has reached a point where his work speaks for itself. Invited to this year’s Venice Biennale to represent the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture, Eugen Raportoru confirms his status as an artistic symbol of this ethnic group. However, his life was not always easy, and he experienced a late consecration. Still, despite all adversity, the fact that he succeeded demonstrates his potential to become a role model for aspiring young Roma. Just as artist Ion Brodeală had been an influence for young Eugen, at a time when today’s brilliant career could not even be glimpsed…