1,000 Euro Prize 2011

Country: Austria

Region: Vienna

Sector: Civil Society / Social Economy

Fields of action: Non-formal education, Early childhood education, Migration

Project owner: 8ung!

Responsible person: Ralf Müller

What is it about?

… for greater courage to stand up to exclusion and xenophobia in Austria. Young people aged 13 and above (ideally in groups such as school classes or youth groups as part of youth work) are inspired to take a closer look and create photographic documentation of any different forms of everyday racism they perceive. These works are then incorporated into the travelling exhibition which is adapted to the relevant exhibition site in terms of its content. The exhibition is constantly being changed and updated either directly through workshops or online. With up to 250 A4 exhibits on display, the exhibition is ideal for presenting in schools or at youth centres, public buildings or public locations.

Appreciation of the Jury

Young people observe their everyday environment and capture any exclusive behaviour, xenophobic images or racist statements through photography. The images are then displayed as part of the ‘Everyday racism’ exhibition as something to confront, discuss, explain, fight against and somehow prevent. It is a matter of increasing social awareness of the fact that violence against those weaker than ourselves is a matter of cowardice and that young people need to see through structural violence in order to develop social responsibility and courage so that simply looking away is no longer such an easy thing to do. Applied youth work with social intelligence.