Educational platform for children - Fabrika of Images
Fabrika of Images is an educational platform for children and offers participants the chance to reflect on the world and its images and to learn more on different disciplines through/with images (Geography of South Caucasian countries, History of South Caucasian countries, Art History of South Caucasian countries).
Through theory courses and practical workshops, groups of children from primary to high school are taught to come to grips with image issues. In close association with the teaching teams, professors of different disciplines (Geography, History, History of Art) and image professionals, the participants of Fabrika of Images are center around three core concerns: analysis of the image, an understanding of its production, diffusion and reception contexts, and hands-on participation in a group project - a film, a journal, a book.
- The first edition of four months series (September-December 2018) have been orginised in village Upper Nikozi, Gori Region, mentored by photographers Guram Tsibakhashvili and Sophia Lapiashvili. Program has contained - practical and theoretical studies on the history of photography, history of art, camera-obscura, portrait followed by the exhibition of the photographs done in the frame of the workshop series.The program was in collaboration with CinéDOC-Tbilisi / CinéDOCYoung which screened short movies for children followed by discussions.
- The second edition of five months series (February-June 2019) have been orginised in settelment Tianeti, east-central Georgia, in the Caucasus Mountains mentored by photographers Guram Tsibakhashvili and Tinatin Kiguradze. The program has contained - practical and theoretical studies on the history of photography, history of art, camera-obscura, portrait, landscape, conceptual photography followed by an outdoor exhibition of photographs done in the frame of the workshop series.
- The third edition of one month intensive series (November 16, 2019 - ongoing) has been launched in suburbs of Tbilisi in partnership with Tbilisi Multifunctional Libraries, Varketili Mediatheka mentored by Guram Tsibakhashvili. Program contains - practical and theoretical studies on history of photography, history of art, camera-obscura, portrait, urban landscape, screening the selected multimedia pieces from TPMM i-mediatheque archives focused on awarness of undesratnding the visual language, conseptual photography, working with family photo archives/discussions. The workshop be followed by the exhibition of photographs done in its frame.
"Fabrika of Images" is organised by Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum and is part of the project “South Caucasus Photography Hub for Education and Innovation”. The project is financed by the Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency in South Caucasus(SDC).