Workshop Book

Place and date: Belgrade, Geca Kon bookstore, May 18, 2013.

Children from ORA – collective center for refugees and internally displaced families in Smederevo region- arrived in Belgrade and met with ZDS team.

Introductory part consisted of general instruction regarding the whole event, were given to the children in Studentski park, where they got specially designed notebooks, with guidelines and instructions for reading.

The main part of the workshop continued in the Geca Kon bookstore in Knez Mihajlova street. They entered in small groups, looked around and read through the titles of the books and contents, searching for the book they like. There was a great variety in the types of the books they liked – books on love, teen life, fairytales, mysteries of the world, nature beauties, works of Serbian writers and dictionaries of English and Spanish.

Final part took place in Kalemegdan, in front of Cvijeta Zuzoric gallery for fine arts. Each group created performance to express their experience regarding the books by using different modes of expression – movements, gestures, voices, words. Each performance was different and made visible the children’s investment and relevance of the book in the life of children living in collective center.