We are an international network of artists, academics, curators, designers, filmmakers, journalists, musicians, storytellers, teachers and others who support, initiate and carry out cutural and artistic projects that further an understanding of freedom of speech & space, human rights and a global dialogue.
In the wake of the uprisings in the Middle East / North Africa region, an incredible wealth of new images, sounds and sensations have reached the world.
In turn violent, beautiful, moving or shocking, this input has also generated an unprecedented artistic and cultural activity and international recognition for artists and cultural activists from the region.
The uprisings have also inspired people worldwide to re-examine the situation closer to home and to look for new solutions to problems either forgotten or hitherto ignored.
The Spring Lessons Initiative seeks to create forums in which cultural activites and initiatives can be presented and put in context through exhibitions, discourse and installations. Photographs, films, spoken words sung, shouted, cursed and whispered demonstrate the ways through which people tell their stories. They are finding new ways to help others, and themselves.
Through arts, culture and media cooperations, it aims to further the global discourse on social justice, human rights, and democracy.