Vienna's 'Green Light' Project Promotes Inclusive Creativity

By: Mishal Omar - May 17, 2016
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The 'Green Light' artistic workshop project in Vienna is a response to the refugee crisis of recent years.

With refugees fleeing the instability and danger in their home countries, migration into Europe has swelled and caused tension. The Green Light artistic workshop aims to integrate refugees, migrants and locals by providing team-building workshops and educational seminars. The workshops include participants building the green light modules, designed by Olafur Eliasson. Other aspects of the three-month project include practical workshops, language courses, lectures and performances.

The project is extremely important in allowing refugees and European locals to understand each other. With refugees' inability to remain in their home countries due to violence, it is important that they are welcomed into an inclusive environment and the Green Light project is aiming to achieve just that.