Culture Factories / Fábricas de Cultura
Culture Factories is a nationwide measure of the DNC´s Citizenship and Territory area of the Ministry of Education and Culture, whose mission is the strengthening of the human and productive capital of our country through the creation of spaces for the start and the development of cultural undertakings.
This project creates spaces for the socio-cultural interaction of local people for the production of services and the start of innovative small and medium-size cultural endeavours, which create jobs and contribute to human empowerment.
Participants include mainly young people and women, who find themselves quite often out of the formal working and education systems, and people belonging to minorities (e.g. transgender persons, deaf or hearing impaired persons, persons with mental and/or physical pathologies or persons deprived of liberty). They are provided with tools, which might improve their chances on the labour market. However, work focuses also on other aspects, such as self-esteem, the creation of groups with a sense of belonging and social integration.
The Culture Factories programme designed the playing and recreation areas in the centre of the Peñarol neighbourhood, for which access and integration of all ages acted as a guiding principle.
The DNC´s Culture Factories programme developed the project in cooperation with designers Ana Inés Olivet and Lucía Guidalí - both are teachers with the programme -, who were in charge of planning the recreation areas of the centre featuring a games equipment that would allow access to everyone and enable integration without discrimination because of age, race, sex, social background, or physical or mental capacity, on the basis of a design that took a diversity of activities into account in order to boost people´s sensory and motor development by stimulating the imagination and integration of children and young people according to their ages.
Creation of spaces for the socio-cultural interaction of local people for the production of services and the start of innovative small and medium-size cultural endeavours, which create jobs and contribute to human development. Encourages young people to become leaders, creators and young entrepreneurs.
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