Socially engaged multimedia and education.
Rijeka 2020 guest appearance

Rijeka 2020 guest appearance

Hosted as part of the Rijeka 2020, European Capital of Culture, programm, the photographic-documentary exhibition Last Witnesses contributes to the preservation of the historical memory of internment in Italian fascist camps for the sixth consecutive year. The guests at the opening will be last living witnesses of the internment in years 1942 and 1943. The Croatian exhibition...
Photography exhibition All that I am

Photography exhibition All that I am

Author: Jelena Radusević Empowering and representation of vulnerable groups through the artistic experience Invitation to the opening of exhibition and a discussion Opening of exhibition Atrium of the ZRC Research Centre, Novi trg 2, 1000 Ljubljana 30 May 2019 at 5pm Exhibiting: Camilo Acosta Mendoza, Aber Al Gendy, Tina Cerk, Naiem Ibrahim, Kevin Koman...
Multivizija: Multimedia, Theatre and Dance Training for Vulnerable Groups

Multivizija: Multimedia, Theatre and Dance Training for Vulnerable Groups

Multivizija is a training that combines different art expressions: photography, video, audio, dance and theatre. 50 participants who have experienced being different – because of a different culture, an experience of migration or sensory or physical disability – will be engaged in this creative process of workshops. Workshops will be led...
Media Literacy in Action

Media Literacy in Action

The participants of international youth exchange Embrace the Reality with Media Literacy, lead by APIS Institute in November in Slovenia, have confirmed that such programs serve as a remarkable experiential space to learn. Along this line, young people presented newly acquired knowledge of media literacy at the closing event in...
Multimedia Educational Toolkit on Migration and Refugeeism

Multimedia Educational Toolkit on Migration and Refugeeism

With the support of the Government Communication Office, teachers of primary and secondary schools and high schools received multimedia educational material on migration and refugees. The toolkit was designed and produced by the non-governmental organization APIS Institute in cooperation with Slovenska Filantropija and ISIM ZRC SAZU experts. This is the...
Announcing the 2017 Photo Marathon Jury Awards

Announcing the 2017 Photo Marathon Jury Awards

On October 14, 2017, 161 participants across five cities took to the streets to document 12 themes in 12 hours. Through a collaboration including on the ground organizers representing community associations in each city, we gathered 1858 photos capturing one day across the Mediterranean region. Participants were challenged to photograph...
Facing the Road on Festival of Migrant Film

Facing the Road on Festival of Migrant Film

Fighting for what one believes in requires difficult choices. It can also take unimaginable courage to face life-changing consequences. Hakim Asnabla from Marocco grew up believing in freedom, democracy and equality. Because of these beliefs he joined a student movement struggling for free education. Because of his involvement he was...
Youth Reflecting "European Dream" Youth Exchange

Youth Reflecting “European Dream” Youth Exchange

Participants from Slovenia, Poland, Turkey, Netherlands and Northern Ireland met in May in Slovenia. One week long event took them on a journey to contemplate on meaning of EU on their lives, they deepened their level of understanding of national and European identities and reflected the consequences of EU crises...
Facing the Street - Digital Storytelling in Youth Work with Vulnerable Groups

Facing the Street – Digital Storytelling in Youth Work with Vulnerable Groups

From the 21. to the 29. of July, APIS Institute organized a training course “Facing the street – Digital stories in youth work with vulnerable groups” taking place in Ljubljana. The training course for youth workers was realized in the frame of Erasmus + Youth in Action programme. APIS designed...
Ljubljana, my City: Participatory Photography and Video Workshops for Youth

Ljubljana, my City: Participatory Photography and Video Workshops for Youth

Between September and November 2916, APIS Institute implemented participatory photography and video workshops for 12 to 14-year- olds. Workshop participants explored photography and video as a means to express their views about Ljubljana. What do children’s perspectives tell us about the city and the community we live in? What do...
Announcing the 2016 Photo Marathon Jury Awards

Announcing the 2016 Photo Marathon Jury Awards

On October 22, 2016, 271 participants across seven cities took to the streets to document 12 themes in 12 hours. APIS in 2016 joined the Photo Marathon in Ljubljana for the first time. We joined other on the ground organizers from Beirut, Algiers, Palermo, Napoli, Marseille, representing community associations in...
Music on the Move Video & Evaluations

Music on the Move Video & Evaluations

At the end of September 2016 we concluded the “Music on the Move” project. Through musical creation we connected thirty-eight participants and six organizations: ADIS (Romania), AIM-Agenzia Intercultura e mobilità (Italy), Zavod APIS (Slovenia), The Inside Out Programme (UK), United Societies of Balkans (Greece), Urbana mladež (Croatia). This examination of cultural diversity took place in the...
Digital Storytelling for International Youth Workers

Digital Storytelling for International Youth Workers

In cooperation with the organization Balkanska iniciativa za toleranciju from Serbia, APIS Institute has successfully conducted the workshop for digital storytelling through use of video and photography tools for youth workers. This workshop was the first part of an ongoing one year project 3M- Multimedia Multipliers from the Margins, dedicated...
Framing Equality / Equality in Focus

Framing Equality / Equality in Focus

FRAMING EQUALITY and EQUALITY IN FOCUS are two projects that took shape as a photography and video workshops conducted by APIS Institute in order to overcome stereotypes and empower migrant and Roma women living in Slovenia. In the framework of these projects, 8 photo-stories and 5 short films have been created. Through...
Migration and Youth- Transmedia Exhibition of Art School Students

Migration and Youth- Transmedia Exhibition of Art School Students

How do young people think about migration ? The photographer Manca Juvan initiated a trans-media exhibition on Migration and Youth, which aims to answer this question. The exhibition was done in cooperation with APIS Institute, the High School of Design and Photography in Ljubljana (SŠOF), and the Institute of trans-media...
Rhythm of Youth Presentational Video

Rhythm of Youth Presentational Video

At the end of October 2015 we concluded the “Rhythm of Youth” project. Through musical creation we connected thirty participants and six organizations: ADIS (Romania),Associazione TDM 2000 (Italy), Zavod APIS (Slovenia), The Inside Out Programme (UK), United Societies of Balkans (Greece), Urbana mladež (Croatia). This examination of cultural diversity took place in...
Last Witnesses

Last Witnesses

This is a photo documentary exhibition about the impact of human rights violations inflicted seven decades ago and then forgotten. It captures the vulnerability of survivors, an intimate heritage of the internment in poorly known Italian fascist concentration camps for civilians. The first opening happened in September 2013 at the...
Exhibition MIGRATION

Exhibition MIGRATION

Transmedia exhibition features the work of photographers Manca Juvan, DK, Fernanda Prado Verčič; in the Ljubljana’s Španski borci the exhibition also featured photographer Ana Sluga. In addition to the photographs the exhibition included video content, created by Romana Zajec, co-founder of APIS Institute.   This transmedia exhibition aims to examine...
MIGRATION and SOCIETY DEVELOPMENT: Anna Lindh Foundation project

MIGRATION and SOCIETY DEVELOPMENT: Anna Lindh Foundation project

We present the results of successfully completed project of video training, which has been implemented in Slovenia and Jordan. Through video training and international cooperation, we encourage reflection on migration from the perspective of contribution to the development of society, the flow of knowledge and intercultural exchange. The participating organizations...
Bringing Knowledge In Youth Centers

Bringing Knowledge In Youth Centers

Youth from the Slovene capital  Neighborhood Youth Centers of Črnuče and Zalog welcomed and enjoyed aromatherapy workshops Institute APIS offered. In alignment with do-it-yoursel philosophy they  created their own perfume, massage oil, washing detergent … The aim of the project was to educate youngsters about the use of essential oils and...
Fascism: Cutting Through Historic Amnesia

Fascism: Cutting Through Historic Amnesia

In Slovenia a project whose aim is to remember concentration camps run by Italian fascism is underway. While the focus is on survivors, their relatives and friends from Slovenia, breaking through a historic amnesia is crucial to the authors. In September 2013 an exhibition will be held at the Museum...
From Workers to Activists - For a Better Life!

From Workers to Activists – For a Better Life!

From Workers to Activists is a documentary film about activistic and ambitious radio show that tries to break a vicious circle of exploitation of immigrant workers in Slovenia. The documentary film is a co-production of Institute APIS. Authors of the documentary film: Research journalist: Anja Kuhar  |  Camera: Klemen Krek  |  Editing: Romana Zajec   Immigrant workers...
Italian Fascist Camps

Italian Fascist Camps

Italian Association of audio documentarists AUDIODOC manages the project of mapping, documentation and collection of oral testimonies on fascist camps during WW2. In Slovenia Apis co-founder Saša Petejan interviewed survivors of camps on croatian island of Rab and in Gonars (Italy). Fascist concentration system has made ​​use of various tools...
EU: Keeping out the refugees

EU: Keeping out the refugees

This is an interview with dr. Roman Herzog, a political activist and radio documentary author. He explains how EU adopted German policy from the 90s when Germany closed borders for refugees. EU has been fighting refugees outside it’s borders for many years now. In recent years these actions are mostly coordinated by...
Italian Winter

Italian Winter

In a short video a graphic novel author interrupts Italian’s historic amnesia and apologizes to citizens of Slovenia. A fascist camp survivor remembers events happened seven decades ago as they are happening in the very moment.  Something would be missing  if a psychologist would’t have a say on war trauma....
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Trubarjeva Solidarity - Discovering the Street Through its People’s Eyes

Trubarjeva Solidarity – Discovering the Street Through its People’s Eyes

by Francesca Lori I first bumped into Trubarjeva street in the summer of 2017, as an Italian tourist visiting Ljubljana. I remember ending up on this street totally by chance, as many of the owners and small entrepreneurs of the street would say. And I remember I kept walking it back and forth, in a...
Unique Trubarjeva - Group Art Project

Unique Trubarjeva – Group Art Project

Within the APIS Institute, an artistic group project called Samosvoja Trubarjeva (Unique Trubarjeva) is underway, involving and intertwining various artistic practices: photography, typography, graphic design, architecture, and artistic text. Artists are interviewing creative mediums to document the life of a unique street of Ljubljana where local initiatives, family businesses, world cuisine, artistic, activistic initiatives, and multicultural social businesses...
Exhibition VOZim

Exhibition VOZim

The exhibition VOZim addresses the theme of accessibility telling about the lives of physically disabled people on wheelchairs. The photographer Teja Pahor created a photo series about the challenges which are daily faced by wheelchair users. Stairs, rain, snow, architectural barriers, trains, and buses are just pieces in the mosaic of our common reality, which are perceived differently by...