Elise Filo (France)

Elise Filo (Roma Community Centre - RCC): Elise is a human rights advocate and photographer, and a specialist on Roma rights. Prior to her fellowship, she studied at Emory University, the Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts, and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute. Elise also worked at the European Roma Rights Centre in Hungary, where she developed a deep understanding and commitment for the Roma. After her fellowship Elise wrote: "Talk to everyone, and involve them too. It just may be from those you would least expect it that you will learn the most."



ON TO THE NEXT STAGE

20 Dec

During our final meetings, our Roma quilters were busy presenting their work to a number of stakeholders in Vilnius’ cultural life. This included a visit by representatives of the Fine Crafts Association of Vilnius, who expressed interest in the future of the project.

 

Fine Crafts Association of Vilnius
Fine Crafts Association of Vilnius

 

The quilters were also busy teaching a workshop to the International Women’s Association of Vilnius (IWAV). The IWAV ladies joined the quilters in making felt ornaments, to be sold at their annual International Christmas Charity Bazaar.

 

Craft Making Workshop with IWAV
Craft Making Workshop with IWAV

 

Our quilters have worked very diligently throughout this project and their progress has truly empowered them. They are an enthusiastic team, with much skill and much heart. There are a lot of bright ideas actualizing on the horizon, be ready for them!

Posted By Elise Filo (France)

Posted Dec 20th, 2012

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