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Tolerance Workshop in Villa La Paz, Uruguay

Gabriel Amijai Benderski Perez and Eduardo Davit, the organizers of the Tolerance Poster Show in Uruguay managed to organize a guided tour and a second workshop for 6-8-year-old students of School Nº9 Blanca E. Pons. 

"The activity began with a guided tour of The Tolerance Poster Show which is located in the main square of Villa La Paz.

The exhibition aims to achieve in the public a reflection about a topic that is present on the Human Rights agenda. It is an invitation to think about it addressed in a different way, using imagery and typography applied to the poster. Beginning with a guided tour of the exhibition, workshops continued in which poster design and its social function were discussed. The aim was to transmit to the participants an introduction to graphic design that allows them to use it as a means of expressing themselves and a tool to promote tolerance.

As a graphic designer, I, Gabriel Amijai Benderski Perez, understands that the most appropriate technique for children to build what will surely be their first poster is cut paper since it allows them to achieve very quick solutions without having to have the ability to draw.

Through the achievement of the objectives, it is expected to generate an increase in awareness of Human Rights in the different participating groups. Accompanying the awareness, it is sought that they incorporate knowledge of graphic design, emphasizing the visual part that is easily apprehended by them and that this allows them to add a new form of expression of their concerns."

Also, yesterday November 14th, the Tolerance Poster Show located at the main square of Villa La Paz was visited by the General Directorate of Primary Education, Department of Ministry of Education of Uruguay. 




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