48 hours of Imagination!
The weekend of the 7th and 8th of July 2012 marks the pilot of five Imagination Studio ideas: غرام، صحبة، مشوار، خبرية، دردشة. The pilot platform is an Imagination Bus, which transports the five ideas to two regions in Lebanon: Jbeil and Zahleh. When the bus arrives to its destination, Imaginers set up a pop-up Imagination Market. Each idea has a booth within the market, and invites youth to experience what is it is like to participate in the idea there and then. We are very interested in the feedback that youth give us, and in evaluating the impact that our ideas have on integration behaviours in the areas we’re visiting. This helps us improve and iterate the ideas on a small scale early on, before time and money is invested in implementing them on a large scale and longer term.
This is the Regions & Mobility idea we will be testing at the booth:
مشوار: Youth are asked whether they would like to take us on a walk around their local area, or go for a walk in another region they don’t often visit. If they choose the latter, they are introduced to a host from a nearby region. The host shares a programme he has already prepared for a 30 minute walk around his/her town sharing attractions and points of interest. The bus drives the group of interested youth to the host’s region for the tour and brings them back to the market.
Stay posted to find out more about how you can volunteer to help with preparations or resources for Imagination Bus and Market!