ComEdu Exhibition @ Amadora Comics Festival
From October 27th until November 3rd, you can visit in Portugal the exhibition of our project, ComEdu: Comics for Education. I designed the set and curated the show along with some of my colleagues. We also directed a workshop and a presentation during the festival.
The exhibition features works from 20 different authors, myself included.
Comics, as a visual narrative, allow us to communicate complex ideas in a simple and engaging way, giving us the ability to understand relevant topics and ideas based on a story and created with paper and pen.
This exhibition is the result of the first international meeting in Riga, Latvia in January 2019, where 20 artists and educators from Latvia, Estonia and Portugal over the course of a week created comics on topics and subjects relevant in youth work. The main purpose of our comics is the possibility to use them in non-formal education. We are taking advantage of comics' educational qualities, readability and appealing features.
The exhibited works and reproductions were born in collaborative processes that included elements from the three participating countries. The comics will become tools used by youth workers, educators, teachers and students and also available to be shared and distributed in schools, educational and social centers, libraries, museums and other places of cultural and educational interest.
Participants: Catarina França, Daniela Viçoso, Maria Goes, Joana Mosi, Andreia Alves, Vítor Marques, Giulia Corrascello, Laura Kõiv, Leene Künnap, Liisi Grünberg, Maari Soekov, Dace Andersone, Mark Antonius Puhkan, Brigita Medne, Dasha Goga, Irina Spakova, Dagne Aaramae, Mari Jõgist, Normunds Ozols, Kristīne Martinova, Kristi Markov, Amanda Baeza, Sanita Muižniece, Sintija Lase
ComEdu: Creating Comics for Education is a strategic partnership between Grafiskie Stāsti (Latvia), NGO Mondo (Estonia) and Rota Jovem (Portugal), supported by Erasmus +: Youth in Action.