International - #Stay Home? #Stay Safe? – Housing across theology, economy and gender.
When: 2021-07-30 - 2021-08-13
Arrivals from 17:00 of the 30 July
Ends at 10:00 of the 13 August
Home: a refuge, a safe place, a family, a comfort zone, a place to grow and learn, but also a place of exclusion, discrimination and violence. To have a home is a luxury for few and home can also be a place from which to escape or to emancipate from.
In the last year and a half, week after week, many certainties have collapsed. The pandemic has triggered an unprecedented crisis in our recent history, where everything is questioned and latent social issues have come to light more clearly than ever. Covid-19 has turned our lives upside down, made simple things complicated and complex things impossible. Our homes have remained the only safe place to stay, in which to experience the few possible relationships which can withstand the impact of restrictions and limitations. Our lifestyles have had to adapt to a home life, to remote working, to online teaching. We spent months and months in our homes, always hyper-connected, or trying to be, and at the same time rediscovering forgotten pastimes or habits and finding interest in the local area. Some of us with no steady income or housing just did not have the option of a safer place that seemed to be taken for granted as a measure to prevent the spread. Others have been forced to deal always and only with the same people, while the limited definition of family in the law-making processes has forced many single people in a state of total isolation.
What has it meant to live these months between one lock down and the next, between restrictions and limitations? How did we experience our homes and the relationships within them? And what have our homes become today? Are they really a safe, welcoming, inclusive and sustainable place for everyone, or what can we do to make them become so? This summer Agape’s international Theological, Oikonomico and Ultragender camps will explore the topic of Housing from three different specific perspectives and with different interpretations. We will look for a path of dialogue and comparison, to address and rediscover the concept of home between diversity and pandemic.
This year the international camps are launched as a unique event, it will be only possible to participate to the 2 weeks programs not to the single camps.
International camps for summer 2021 will be in English. Participation has no age limit, and will be open for a group of 20/25 people.
The program has a pariticipation fee but Agape offers the possibility to apply for a scholarship in order to support participation, apply here.
Early notification of any medical problems, (medications, allergies, diuresis, phobias, etc...), or dietary (food allergies, forbidden foods, etc...; in these cases it would be really important that you notify us of any needs at least a week in advance, to allow the kitchen to set up properly) is very important. Enclose a sheet at the time of registration.
Adult(s) and youth(s) over the age of 14 must have a valid ID card or document.
Agape is not liable for accidents or damages that may occur. The Center is only liable for cash and personal items if they are expressly turned over for safekeeping. Agape will seek reimbursement for damages caused by guests.
Agape cannot administer medication. If there are special needs, it is necessary to provide the necessary supplies before arriving. The pharmaceutical dispensary in Prali is not open every day.
Agape cannot accommodate, for hygienic reasons, dogs or other animals inside the Center.
Agape provides blankets and sheets, but you must bring your own towels. Rooms are three- or four-bed, with bathrooms on the floor; no single or double rooms are provided.
Please note that Agape is located at 1,600 meters above sea level, and even in summer, evenings are particularly cold.
Le iscrizioni per questo campo non sono aperte.
Le iscrizioni aprono:
- 15 settembre: campi autunnali
- 15 ottobre: campi invernali
- 15 gennaio: campi primaverili
- 15 marzo: campi estivi