05 - 12 March 2020 - Kristina Chimbaraite
A-LONEliness is a storytelling project aimed to raise awareness and start a conversation about loneliness - the state mostly associated with elderly people, or those physically isolated. In reality, we are all affected to a different extent, and loneliness doesn’t necessarily have a particular age or face. In fact more and more young people are facing this issue today. With the racing speed of our daily life and social media pressure to have a perfect life we forget to connect with ourselves and people around.
Behind every portrait there’s a personal story that breaks the taboo to speak openly about experiencing and overcoming the state of loneliness. People from different countries shared their unique stories through one-on-one conversations which are collected on a web page dedicated to the project, which is going to be launched on the exhibition opening day.
A-LONEliness is an ongoing project which means that more stories will be collected and shared through texts, videos and photographs.
This event was part of the long-term volunteering project offLINE – FROM VOLUNTEER TOWARDS EMPLOYED (2018-2-BG01-KA125-048205) co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. Smokinya Foundation is coordinator of the project.
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