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Arts Lab 3.0.: Krista Lipska - a month of trips

My August started with a little trip to Bucharest where we were saying last goodbyes to Craftastic Youth Exchange participants. My first impressions are that the streets of Bucharest are really crowded and full of movement in all possible directions, but the walk we had in the Old Town of Bucharest was pleasingly calm and gave me a safe place feeling with all the old buildings and cobblestone underneath my feet. I am glad that in August I could proceed with my Body Painting Lab and giving free space of expressing themselves underneath connecting topics. Every time it made me happier and happier to see all of my young artists getting much free and letting themselves be the personalities they are. Seeing their interest and support in these workshops for me is really heart-warming and important. In August I finally had an opportunity to try out my hands in creating with clay. I am really grateful that Demet led us into the new world of this art which feels like meditation and releasing al

Arts Lab 3.0: Fiona O'Neill - Stories of July

In July we had the pleasure of meeting Elena, a retired school teacher who transformed her family home into a museum of traditional Romanian culture. At first she was quite shy to speak with us, feeling the burden of a language barrier and doubting if people from abroad would see the value in such a place. Fast forward a few hours and we were sitting on Elena’s childhood bed, sharing lemonades and laughing about the story of her first cross-stitch. History can often feel detached and distant, but the story of Elena’s family through the decades gave us such a particular insight into the recent past and made everything feel so much more personal. After all, what is history if not the stories of regular people? Once again, Romanian hospitality continues to impress and we have yet to visit somebody that hasn’t welcomed us with open arms. This month we hosted a youth exchange to discuss the topic of single use plastics. The IPCC’s sixth report painted a bleak picture of the climate crisis,