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Benefits from “More in Common”

The way in which people continue to be inspired by Jo Cox to bring people together across divides more than three years after she was killed is testimony to the fact that those values are enduring and unshakeable. Inspired by her ethos, PHM launched More in Common pilot activity as an opportunity to work with […]

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Benefits from “Zoom In On Heritage”

Zoom In On Heritage, by using pictures, brings the benefit of creating a comfortable and easy space where the participants can express their values, identities and thoughts in a group bringing the participants also to a more equal level in terms of language. The coordinators had a sense that women took part in an increased […]

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Benefits from “Bridging Culture Through Arts”

What Bridging Culture Through Arts brought to the participants? In general, a shared need to meet each other and to participate in the project, which is extremely positive. A sense of belonging is starting to emerge, which makes the group more solid and easier to work with. Nonetheless, some physiological dropouts were recorded, due to […]

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A story from “More in Common”

The more we got to know the participants’ motivations, the more we were certain that More in Common is very much needed within our community. From the stories and quotations we are going to tell it’s evident the huge need for people to meet with the ‘other’ person. Whether this otherness is defined by their […]

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A story from “Zoom In On Heritage”

The early stages of Zoom In On Heritage were characterized by unpredictability about what kind of reflections and perceptions the group of women – who had different backgrounds –  would have about the collections that mostly represent the culture and history of Finland during the past centuries. For this reason, we focused our first task […]

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A story from “So Distant, Incredibly Close”

Yaya is a young guy coming from Burkina Faso. He is full of life, curious and smart, very conscious of the reasons that are determining the migration flows from Africa to Europe. We met him for the first time during an Italian language course, organised by ORISS. He did not waste time and immediately wanted […]

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A look into “More in Common”

What has been the impact of Brexit on immigrant communities in the UK? A work with local migrant and non-migrant communities to explore how we have “more in common”. The project is creating opportunities for different communities in Greater Manchester to meet, discuss, and explore what they have “in common”. Who is involved in the […]

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A look into “Zoom In On Heritage”

Cultural heritage is alive, and it changes when people from different cultures meet. Zoom In On Heritage pilot invites participants to use photographs to show and document how they experience living cultural heritage. Who is involved in the activities? Museovirasto – Finnish Heritage Agency is currently organising the pilot in Finland, putting the material of […]