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with Shaping Patterns30/03/23, 30/03/2023 Now Steps

European Erasmus Project | Cross-disciplinary perspectives on art and education for sustainability

Yellow Brick, an independent cultural institution based in Nea Ionia, Attika, became an international partner of the ‘Shaping Patterns’ (SP), Erasmus+ project. ‘Shaping Patterns’ focuses on the important role of art and culture in education for sustainability. The aim is to develop new approaches, key competences in education for sustainable development on a social, economic, and environmental level.
The ‘Shaping Patterns’ project is coordinated by Kulturprinsen in Denmark and is developed by Yellow Brick in Athens, Sideviews e.V. in Germany, Villa Zebra in the Netherlands, PLATO in Czech Republic and Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in Denmark.
The aim of the ‘Shaping Patterns’ is to aspire, promote and qualify professionally facilitated collaborations between the two sectors: primary education and art & culture. The mission is to empower children to question and relate to the world of tomorrow through creative, experimental, and innovative approaches, and further develop their findings and achievements into collective ‘art & sustainability interventions’ that involve a public audience.

‘Shaping Patterns’ will be realised in various forms:

  • Podcasts
  • Workshops
  • Collection of good practices
  • Project documentary
  • Interactive mobile app
  • Travel interventions
  • The outcome of these sections will be communicated through the ‘Shaping Patterns Online Platform’.

Yellow Brick’s team for ‘Shaping Patterns’ consists of professionals in the contemporary performing arts field, who have a unique and personal interest in interdisciplinary practices that focus on the relationship between art education and the current politics of participation.
The team consists of Elli Paxinou (art historian, education curator), Eleni Fountoulaki (PhD researcher in education and architecture), Maria Sideleva (visual artist, Yellow Brick assistant 2023). As well as Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki who is a visual artist, educator and the founder of Yellow Brick.
Our team will design and implement multiform workshops of the educational program in collaboration with art institutions, public schools, art professionals and NGOs, whose main focus is to encourage and support the involvement of children and youth in creative ways.

With the support
European Erasmus+ Program