Brick House

Brick House is a flagship of the project Rijeka 2020 European Capital of Culture in which the Benčić Youth Council participates as the project partner. In the future, the Brick House will be located in the brick house of the Benčić complex. Until then, the values of informal cultural and artistic education of children will be promoted through programme activities in various parts and areas of the city. In that sense, we will cooperate with various partners, the main programme partners being the Rijeka City Library, the Rijeka City Puppet Theatre, and the Art Cinema Croatia.

The Benčić Youth Council manages two projects within the flagship:

A part of the Tobogan+ Festival

2017

PARK|I|G|RALIŠTE + VMB

(3. – 8. 7. 2017)

Summer School VMB+PARK|I|G|RALIŠTE was held by the Benčić Youth Council in cooperation with the artists Una Rebić, Marija Kajapi, Dunja Tišma, and Nika Rukavina. The goal of the Summer School was to indicate the importance of the green public areas in raising the quality of life in urban environments. By exploring the quality of life in the central parts of the city of Rijeka, the citizens have shown their dissatisfaction and the need for green surfaces, which have a significant influence on the physical and psychic health of an individual. The Brick House in the Benčić complex will become a place for gathering the children from Rijeka and its surroundings and will have a significant urban influence on its immediate surroundings. By acquiring the space and creating a green zone during one-week summer school, we wanted to stimulate the children to think about the significance of open spaces, thus influencing the future space planning. The newly-emerged green area was activated every day in the afternoon through an intensive programme created in cooperation with various organizations, initiatives, and individuals from our city. The afternoon programme was intended for interested citizens of all ages.

2018

Serigraphy workshop

(27. – 29. 6. 2018.)

Workshop in the framework of the Tobogan Festival was held in the organization of the Rijeka Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and Benčić Youth Council, in cooperation with the Association Oaza from Rijeka and the artist Nevena Aleksovski from Ljubljana. The workshop was intended for the beneficiaries of the Oaza Association programme. The first day of the three-day workshop was dedicated to familiarization with the city and the selection of motifs, while the other two days were dedicated to creating templates and printing the motifs for flags. The workshop participants learned an interesting, but simple printing technique which they can use in the future for expressing their ideas and messages, creating posters and graphics or decorating T-shirts, bags and other clothes.

A part of the Tobogan+ Festival

2017

PARK|I|G|RALIŠTE + VMB

(3. – 8. 7. 2017)

Summer School VMB+PARK|I|G|RALIŠTE was held by the Benčić Youth Council in cooperation with the artists Una Rebić, Marija Kajapi, Dunja Tišma, and Nika Rukavina. The goal of the Summer School was to indicate the importance of the green public areas in raising the quality of life in urban environments. By exploring the quality of life in the central parts of the city of Rijeka, the citizens have shown their dissatisfaction and the need for green surfaces, which have a significant influence on the physical and psychic health of an individual. The Brick House in the Benčić complex will become a place for gathering the children from Rijeka and its surroundings and will have a significant urban influence on its immediate surroundings. By acquiring the space and creating a green zone during one-week summer school, we wanted to stimulate the children to think about the significance of open spaces, thus influencing the future space planning. The newly-emerged green area was activated every day in the afternoon through an intensive programme created in cooperation with various organizations, initiatives, and individuals from our city. The afternoon programme was intended for interested citizens of all ages.

2018

Serigraphy workshop

(27. – 29. 6. 2018.)

Workshop in the framework of the Tobogan Festival was held in the organization of the Rijeka Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and Benčić Youth Council, in cooperation with the Association Oaza from Rijeka and the artist Nevena Aleksovski from Ljubljana. The workshop was intended for the beneficiaries of the Oaza Association programme. The first day of the three-day workshop was dedicated to familiarization with the city and the selection of motifs, while the other two days were dedicated to creating templates and printing the motifs for flags. The workshop participants learned an interesting, but simple printing technique which they can use in the future for expressing their ideas and messages, creating posters and graphics or decorating T-shirts, bags and other clothes.

Little editorial board +

2017. - 2018.

The activity “Little Editorial Board” is implemented through the programme BYC Living Room. The activity is closely related to the project Brickzine (Rijeka City Library and Rijeka 2020). Through the workshops, the children and the young select topics which interest them. Then they are connected with their mentors – experts in the areas of literature, publishing, journalism, comic books or other specific disciplines. The mentorship starts as the child/workshop participant selects a topic that they want to explore, then the Benčić Youth Council finds a mentor in cooperation with the Brickzine editorial board. After that, there is a meeting of the mentor and the child/workshop participant, their cooperation continues by e-mail or other means of digital communication. The mentorship results in articles on different topics, forms and shapes which will be published in printed or online edition of the Brickzine magazine. The goal of this activity is to establish an activation point for the children and the young who want to engage in activities around the Brickzine magazine (information about the participation will soon be available in the online issue) and in the future to form a real children editorial board with the power of decision-making and influence on the magazine appearance and content. The Little Editorial Board will also produce an audio version of the magazine. The goal is to work through joint research on the establishment of the first children audio magazine which will enable the partially sighted or blind children, as well as dyslexic children or children with other difficulties, to access the same content.

Little editorial board +

2017. - 2018.

The activity “Little Editorial Board” is implemented through the programme BYC Living Room. The activity is closely related to the project Brickzine (Rijeka City Library and Rijeka 2020). Through the workshops, the children and the young select topics which interest them. Then they are connected with their mentors – experts in the areas of literature, publishing, journalism, comic books or other specific disciplines. The mentorship starts as the child/workshop participant selects a topic that they want to explore, then the Benčić Youth Council finds a mentor in cooperation with the Brickzine editorial board. After that, there is a meeting of the mentor and the child/workshop participant, their cooperation continues by e-mail or other means of digital communication. The mentorship results in articles on different topics, forms and shapes which will be published in printed or online edition of the Brickzine magazine. The goal of this activity is to establish an activation point for the children and the young who want to engage in activities around the Brickzine magazine (information about the participation will soon be available in the online issue) and in the future to form a real children editorial board with the power of decision-making and influence on the magazine appearance and content. The Little Editorial Board will also produce an audio version of the magazine. The goal is to work through joint research on the establishment of the first children audio magazine which will enable the partially sighted or blind children, as well as dyslexic children or children with other difficulties, to access the same content.

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