live conferences: untangling the afghan conflict
A series of three conferences organized in response to the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan. It analysed the multiple consequences of Taliban’s ruling for divergent groups, elevating the voices of those now repressed by dictatorship. It featured speakers like Sharif, an Afghan from the Hazara ethnicity which is persecuted by the Taliban and Pashtuns, Bruno Neto, from a humanitarian organization, who witnessed the takeover of the Taliban, and Binazir Hosseini, a 17-year-old Afghan who is currently living in Greece.
Check them out on our Instagram page.
UNTOLD is a virtual exhibition curated, developed and financed by ASTRO that showcases the 70+ pieces developed in HOM’s Breaking Borders Through Art project. The artistic products were done in a collaboration between forced migrants and artists. Paintings, videos, poems, sculptures, dance – art tells the stories of those made voiceless by society in varied shapes and forms, allowing us to truly connect in a spirit of understanding and empathy.
Breaking Borders Through Art
BBTA is a project that aims to bring together what art and human rights have in common. Both are concerned with what is (or is not) the identity, dignity, transformation of lives, vision of the future and mission of humanity.
By bringing together artists with migrants, a work of art will be developed as the product of a significant connection between them.
Inspired by the concept of feelingful thinking, art dignifies the human experience by giving voice to thoughts and feelings, which triggers the recognition of humanity itself and, therefore, the contemplation of our collective humanity.
These artistic products will be auctioned and the funds will revert to the NGO Donate4Refugees.
You can check them out here.
world refugee day Memorial
On World Refugee Day, 20th of June, cities and communities all around Europe joined together to remember the victims of the European asylum and migration policy. In Portugal, we joined Humans Before Borders (HuBB) in Porto and Lisbon: some of the names of all those whose lives were lost were read out loud and everybody who joined folded paper boats as a symbol of remembrance.
Collection of more than 60 bags and boxes with essentials that were delivered to the Portuguese Refugee Council in collaboration with Humans Before Borders (HuBB).
POP the Bubble
Pop the Bubble represents a place where talent, creativity, reflections and sharing prevail. We aim to be the bridge that connects our followers to you. We focus on bringing you a diversified portfolio of our follower’s minds, thoughts, values and emotions. This way, we grow together and learn how to value each other. There is value in all of us.
UBI Welcoming project
The University of Covilhã (UBI) is hosting two Syrian families under the UNHCR resettlement program. HOM supported with organizing clothes for the families, collecting and distributing goods, accompanying the families through the city and creating a solidary garden.
born on the other side
Photography exhibition by Yousif Alshewaili, an Iraqi refugee who is on the island of Lesvos reporting the inhumane conditions in there – in here, Europe. This exhibition took place in May 2021 at the Faculty of Health of the University of Covilhã. The artworks were auctioned and the value donated to the NGO Choose Love, which works in Greek refugee camps.
- Carpe Data
- Congresso de Coimbra