SassiSisters

SassiSisters Productions is a documentary project of Creatief Bureau Sassi in collaboration with Salvina Sassi, film maker.

Filosoferen voor alle Kinderen

Bijdehand, nieuwsgierig, dromerig, kritisch, lief, onverschillig… ben of ken jij zo een kind? Dan is filosoferen vast iets voor jou/het kind dat je kent!

Kom een keer langs bij Filosoferen voor alle kinderen.

Bij filosoferen gaan kinderen samen vragen stellen en antwoorden bedenken over een gekozen thema. Voorbeelden van thema’s zijn: schoonheid, robots, de natuur, internet, liefde, overbevolking, intelligentie, vrijheid, de baas zijn, ouders, vreemdelingen. 

“ik geef geen antwoorden, het gaat erom dat kinderen deze zelf inbrengen. Ik zorg ervoor dat ze samen in gesprek gaan en ik help hen door (vervolg)vragen te stellen en te zorgen dat er naar elkaar geluisterd wordt.”

kindercoach Julia Sassi

Elke keer filosoferen de kinderen 20 a 30 minuten over een thema. Na afloop maakt elk kind een tekening van wat hij/zij denkt.

Filosoferen is een manier voor kinderen om denk-, taal- en sociale vaardigheden te ontwikkelen. Door gesprekstechnieken van kritisch en creatief denken te gebruiken, helpt de coach de kinderen om tot hun diepste inzichten te komen. 

Pop-up Storytelling

Come listen to unforgettable stories and enjoy the magical place of Wihh. 

The Pop-up Storytellers is an International group of storytellers in Amsterdam. They perform each week at Wihh (pop-up store).

We serve tea, beer & snacks and sometimes we play music.

Follow us on facebook @thepopupstorytellers

Entrance: donation based.
Language: mainly English.
Location: Wihh De Winkel
Overtoom 62
Amsterdam


@Nacht.Festival

@Nacht.Festival

At Nacht is a Music Festival in Amsterdam, in collaboration with Mezrab.

8 hours of nonstop music
Funk/Groove/Reggae/Afrobeat/Soul Sounds
Live bands & DJ’s

Purpose of the Festival
Music
– Create an international platform for musicians to meet each other in Amsterdam
– Create a network of musicians in Amsterdam
– Give upcoming bands opportunity to play on a stage
– Give musicians opportunity to have international connections in music
– Give people opportunity to enjoy music and dance in Amsterdam
Social
– Create a platform to meet others with same or different cultural and social backgrounds
– Create positive multicultural memories of togetherness in Amsterdam

More information about Nacht.Festival @ Mezrab

Menorca pReserve

Menorca pReserve is a CBS project for sustainability and interpersonal growth.

It focuses on the preservation of the Menorca Biosphere reserve (Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain).

The project uses art to draw attention on nature. The aim is to increase environmental awareness and encourage humans to approach nature with respect and develop pro-environmental behavior.

Reflection and aims

At Creatief Bureau Sassi, we believe that the common perception of a domesticated nature must change because it has reached its limit. Martin, Maris and Simberloff stated in 2016 in their article on society and conservation science, that human societies depend much more on nature than has usually been admitted, and that the exploitative attitude humans have toward nature is no longer durable. According to them, the current disruptive state of the whole biosphere (think of water/air pollution, eutrophication, acid rain, forest denudation, species extinction) is clearly a symptom of our exploitative attitude and points to a disturbed human-nature relationship.

So it is high time to rebalance and redefine our relationship with nature. Like Martin, Maris and Simberloff (2016) we believenature and natural entities, having their own dynamics and properties independent of our human goals, deserve moral respect. Therefore, it is important to reconsider the values we attribute to nature and natural entitiesand recognize our dependence on them (Martin, Maris, & Simberloff, 2016). This notion of respect will serve to shape a new human-nature relationship, sustainable for both humans and non-humans, and hopefully restore the biosphere.

It is known that pro-environmental conscious humans are more likely to express low-cost pro-environmental behavior (like recycling) and seem more willing to accept political changes that promote environmentally friendly behavior (e.g. higher fuel taxes or stricter building regulations) (Kollmuss & Agyeman, 2002; Diekmann & Franzen, 1996; Lehmann, 1999). Also, it is expected that human respect for nature and natural entitiesgrows whenthere is more environmental awareness (Martin, Maris, & Simberloff, 2016). Therefore, to contribute to the development of a balanced human–nature relation, the Menorca pReserve project focuses on creating more awareness on the different entities in conservation biology: populations, species, ecosystems, or landscapes. As nature and natural entitiescannot speak for themselves, the project is there to give them a voice(Martin, Maris, & Simberloff, 2016).

Figure 1. The CBS artist created a print from a natural entity emphasizing on its beauty and uniqueness and added a play on words to reinforce the appeal of the image.

According to Kollmuss & Agyeman (2002) environmental awareness has both an affective, perception-based component and a cognitive, knowledge-based component. Accordingly, the Guerrilla Art for Conservation Biology project responds to both components. The affective component of the project is the use of art and language to emphasize the beauty and uniqueness of each natural entity. And the cognitive component relies in briefly informing humans about how each natural entitylives, flourishes, and reproduces. From this, a collection of images (prints) from landscapes, soils and living organisms each with their matching word game have been created (Figure 1). And each image in the collection is accompanied by a small informative text about the represented entity (Figure 2). Those images are free to use by any NGO (after consultation) to help them raise money or illustrate a project/campaign.

Figure 2. CBS’s Biologist explains in a short text how eachrepresented natural entity lives, flourishes, and reproduces and gives some handy tips & tricks for their conservation. In this example, it’s Soccarrell bord.

Thereby, at Creatief Bureau Sassi, we expect that the Menorca pReserve project will enhance low-cost pro-environmental behavior as it promotes environmental awareness and respect. And, with that, we hope to contribute to the development of a balanced human–nature relation.

Literature

Diekmann, A. & Franzen, A.  (1996). Einsicht in o ̈kologische Zusammenha ̈nge un d Umweltver- halten, in: R. Kaufmann- Hayoz & A. Di Giulio (Eds)Umweltproblem Mensch: Humanwis- senschaftliche Zusammenhange zu umweltverantwortlichem Handeln (Bern, Verlag Paul Haupt).

Kollmuss, A., & Agyeman, J. (2002). Mind the Gap: Why do people act environmentally and what are the barriers to pro-environmental behavior?, Environmental Education Research, 8:3, 239-260, DOI: 10.1080/13504620220145401

Lehmann , J. (1999). Befunde empirischer Forschung zu Umweltbildung und Umweltbewusstsein (Opladen, Leske un d Budrich).

Martin, J.-L. , Maris, V., & Simberloff, D. S. (2016). The need to respect nature and its limits challenges society and conservation science PNAS, 113 (22) 6105-6112

Montmollin, B. de, Strahm, W. (2007). La lista “Top 50” de especies vegetales amenazadas de las islas del Mediterráneo : 50 especies silvestres al borde de la extinción, y las acciones para salvarlas.

Pasta, S., Perez-Graber, A., Fazan, L. and Montmollin, B. de. (2017). Femeniasia balearica. Retrieved from https://top50.iucn-mpsg.org/species/30