Social Innovation: Turning Tables @Roskilde Festival
Empowering youth from marginalized communities by providing them with the means to make music, photography and film is the goal of the international NGO Turning Tables. In Denmark, the NGO runs creative labs in disadvantaged neighborhoods together with local artists, giving the youth a chance to voice their struggles playfully through art. At Roskilde Festival, their young participants present the results of their creative work in concerts and photo exhibitions. Read the whole story below.
This story is part of the EU-funded project FUSION – Festivals as Social Innovation Incubators. In FUSION, experts on festivals and youth work have joined forces to create a tailored suite of resources, so that festivals can realize their potential as platforms for social innovation. These include a good-practice guide with social innovation projects at European festivals, a how-to toolbox for developing projects specifically for festivals, and alliances between festivals and social innovation organizations. FUSION will enable young people/organizations to use festivals as a steppingstone to implement their own ideas, products and technologies for the benefit of society.