Terraforming is a creative international network consisting of 4 independent entities registered as non-profit non-governmental associations in Sweden, The Netherlands, Serbia and Bosnia and Hercegovina.
Organization was established in 2008 as a cooperation platform for projects initiated by cultural professionals from different parts of Europe. The initiative originated in Stockholm in August 2008, during an informal meeting between cultural operators and professionals from Sweden and The Netherlands, originally from the former Yugoslavia. During this meeting ideas for cooperation and exchange were formulated which led to the official founding of Terraforming in Stockholm. Terraforming Novi Sad, Amsterdam, and finally, Sarajevo, followed soon after.
Using its cumulated experience and expertise, Terraforming develops international socially engaged projects and cultural exchange with the aim to support local cultural initiatives in strengthening human rights, diversity and tolerance, and combating discrimination, racism and xenophobia.
During last 5 years, Terraforming has focused primarily on human rights, working in particular with youth, pedagogues, cultural operators, artists and decision makers. During this period Terraforming developed and executed wide range of international projects in the fields of discrimination and exclusion of the Roma people, antisemitism and the history of Holocaust, reconciliation and transitional justice, use of social media in pedagogy and social activism, use of art and creativity in embracing human rights etc.
Terraforming uses innovative methods combining art, pedagogy, digital media and the power of creative meeting between people.
Terraforming has a large network among cultural professionals, institutions, NGOs and other independent actors from all around Europe. During last 5 years Terraforming cooperated with organizations and groups from Sweden, The Netherlands, France, Serbia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Czech Republic, Italy and UK. Read more…
- Diversity, Multiculturalism and Human rights;
- Social and Cultural research;
- Case studies, Feasibility studies, Field research;
- Project development, Consulting and Project management;
- Project application development, Fund-raising;
- Training workshops, Production of pedagogical materials;
- Advocacy and Awareness-raising campaigns;
- Socially engaged art production;
- Social media in pedagogy, social activism, advocacy and awareness-raising campaigns;
- Reconciliation and transitional justice;
- Event organization, exhibition development and design;
Our activities typically target:
- Decision and Policy makers;
- Pedagogues and School personal;
- Cultural professionals and Cultural institutions;
- Local NGO:s and other civil society actors;
- Artists and Cultural Producers;
- Youth and Children;
- Minorities, Immigrants, Refugees and other excluded or vulnerable groups;
- Traditional Media and Social Networks;