THE CURRENT ISSUES OF ALMOST 18
CREATIVITY SUMMER CAMP
VITORIA-GASTEIZ´S INFORMATION MAGAZINE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
BAIX LLOBREGAT HIP HOP
A project to give voice to active adolescents and to speak about their concerns, desires, dreams, fears, etc.
ALMOST 18 is a project about today’s youth carried out by them, which deals with giving them the word without complexes, inviting them to participate as active citizens in the definition of the world in which they live: their imagination, their values, their interests and concerns etc. An experimental sociological project based on the strategies of creativity and cultural mediation.
The main objectives of ALMOST 18 are: the active participation of young persons in the socio-cultural life, beyond that of their role as passive consumers; to harness by means of creative work, the capacity of young persons to interpret the vast quantity of information which they receive daily; promote team work, debate and the search for common points; or that the adolescents be news for something other than bulling, taping hooliganism with the mobile phone, the couldn’t care less attitude, etc
In addition to DINAMIK(TT)AK, ALMOST 18 is: Reporter@s Mobbloging, a workshop about the creation of contents by means of mobile phones and the enunciation of on-line communities, ESETÉ18 “Almost 18�?, an issue of the magazine ESETÉ made entirely by adolescents, an ideas competition to beat the Guinness Book of Records record that best represents the adolescents of Bilbao; BLLSS, a sound system with hip-hop adolescents from Baix Llobregat for which they organised a mini-festival and made a documentary, a monthly section and a forum in the LOKA Magazine….
All the information and material about the project will be posted on this web, which will serve additionally as a meeting point.
ALMOST 18 is an I+D Project that purports to become an annual working with adolescents programme. At the moment we count with the support of said organisations in the culture and youth field such as Arteleku, the Provincial County Council of Guipúzcoa, Artium, the Provincial County Council of Biscay, the magazine LOKA, MNCARS (Queen Sofia Museum), GAZTELEKU Association, EGK or the Fundación Arte y Derecho (“Fundation of Art and Law�?).