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Umjetnica Olek je svojim projektom Our Pink House odlučila prenijeti jasnu poruku da unatoč krizi humanosti i ratovima svatko zaslužuje ljubav i dom. Ako je taj dom k tome i ružičast, tim bolje!

Olek je umjetnica koja možda najbolje spaja feminizam i pletenje te su joj u ovom projektu pomogle žene izbjeglice iz Sirije i Ukrajine te naravno, hrpa ružičastog pletiva. Kuća u švedskom gradiću Avesta, koja je trenutno prebivalište mnogih u potrazi za novim domom i novim početkom, postala je ružičasta i time privukla veliku pažnju.

Olek je fokus željela prebaciti na dom, nužan i potreban svima, te istaknuti da su mnogi bez doma ostali kao rezultat ratova. Svi materijali potrebni za ovaj projekt, uključujući i samu kuću su donirani, rad je bio isključivo na volonterskoj bazi, a vrijedno spomena je upravo volontiranje žena izbjeglica koje se nadaju da će jednoga dana svi imati svoj dom.

Prema Agenciji UN-a za izbjeglice broj osoba u potrazi za domom veći je no ikad. Oko jedan posto svjetskog stanovništva su izbjeglice, raseljene osobe ili tražitelji azila, a čak oko 100,000 prijava za traženje azila u 2015. podnijela su djeca razdvojena od roditelja.

Projekt je početno bio zamišljen u suradnji s muzejom Verket, ali kao izrada tradicionalne Švedske kuće, no kako je Olek počela surađivati s mnogim ženama izbjeglicama te čula njihove priče, odlučila je izmijeniti originalnu ideju, nadodajući pozitivan ružičasti završetak simbol vedrije budućnosti.

Nakon izrade kuće u Avesti, Olek se bacila na još jedan sličan restauratorski projekt, ovoga puta u Keravi u Finskoj. Još jednom je učinila jednu kuću ružičastom, vedrijom i to opet uz mnogo pomoći i priča žena koje su nesebično darovale svoje vrijeme i trud te na taj način stvorile svoje zajedništvo.

Njeni projekti pokazuju kako i u najtežim životnim trenucima uvijek postoji nada. Kroz zajedništvo i iskreni razgovor s drugima, izražavanje sreće i tuge, tj. kroz sve sasavnice projekta Our Pink House je pokazala kako su hrabrost, suradnja, zajedništvo, mir i neonski ružičasta boja mogući i potrebni.

”Naša ružičasta kuća je priča o putovanju, ne samo o umjetnosti kao takvoj. Riječ je o zajedništvu. Riječ je o međusobnom pomaganju. U malenoj Švedskoj zajednici Avesta dokazali smo da smo zajedno snažniji i da zajedno možemo sve ostvariti. Ljudi s različitih životnih puteva su se sastali da bi ovaj projekt bio moguć. Neki su donirali kuću, drugi popravili instalacije i Red Heart Yarns su donirali materijal. I ono najvažnije, mnoge žene su se priključile u želji da moj san postane stvaran.  …  Bez obzira na to što nam život donio, možemo se nanovo osloniti na noge i krenuti ispočetka. Možemo pokazati svima kako žene mogu graditi kuće, kako mogu stvarati domove. U 2015. preko 21 milijuna ljudi ostalo je bez svojih domova radi ratova u zemljama iz kojih dolaze. Ružičasta kuća, naša ružičasta kuća je simbol svjetlije budućnosti i nade. Svi zaslužuju imati dom.”, kaže Olek.

[B.H.]

Tekst je originalno objavljen na poddomeni portala – operiseksizam.voxfeminae.net, internetskoj stranici koju, uz mentorstvo, uređuju volonteri i volonterke uključenie u projekt ‘Aktivni mladi za rodnu ravnopravnost’.

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#ourpinkhouse in #Avesta #Sweden in conjunction with the show in the @avestaart museum where you can see my installation and film #intheblinkofaneye We live in challenging times, a changing world filled with conflict, wars and natural disasters. But I like to think that it’s also a world filled with love. Our pink house is about the journey, not just about the artwork itself.  It’s about us coming together as a community.  It’s about helping each other.  In the small Swedish community of Avesta we proved that we are stronger together, that we can make anything happen together.  People from all walks of life came together to make this project possible.  Someone donated the house, another one fixed the electricity and Red Heart Yarns donated the materials.  And of course, most importantly, many women joined us in the effort to make my dream a reality. When I first came to Avesta to install a work of art at the Verket museum, I had originally intended to recreate a traditional home. And I did.  However, when the Syrian and Ukrainian refugees who helped me install my piece started telling me the candid stories of their recent experiences and horrors of their home countries, I decided to blow up my crocheted house to illustrate the current unfortunate situation worldwide where hundred of thousands of people are displaced.  After I exploded the house I wanted to create a positive ending for them as a symbol of a brighter future for all people, especially the ones who have been displaced against their own wills.  Women have the ability to recreate themselves.  No matter how low life might bring us, we can get back on our feet and start anew. We can show everybody that women can build houses, women can make homes.  In 2015 over 21 million people lost their homes due to war and conflicts in their native countries. The pink house, our pink house is a symbol of a bright future filled with hope.  Everybody should have a home. #Olek #oleknyc #teamolek #avestaart2016 #crocheted #home @redheartyarns #loopafterloopmakesthedifference

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#ourpinkhouse in #Avesta #Sweden in conjunction with the show in the @avestaart museum where you can see my installation and film #intheblinkofaneye We live in challenging times, a changing world filled with conflict, wars and natural disasters. But I like to think that it’s also a world filled with love. Our pink house is about the journey, not just about the artwork itself.  It’s about us coming together as a community.  It’s about helping each other.  In the small Swedish community of Avesta we proved that we are stronger together, that we can make anything happen together.  People from all walks of life came together to make this project possible.  Someone donated the house, another one fixed the electricity and Red Heart Yarns donated the materials.  And of course, most importantly, many women joined us in the effort to make my dream a reality. When I first came to Avesta to install a work of art at the Verket museum, I had originally intended to recreate a traditional home. And I did.  However, when the Syrian and Ukrainian refugees who helped me install my piece started telling me the candid stories of their recent experiences and horrors of their home countries, I decided to blow up my crocheted house to illustrate the current unfortunate situation worldwide where hundred of thousands of people are displaced.  After I exploded the house I wanted to create a positive ending for them as a symbol of a brighter future for all people, especially the ones who have been displaced against their own wills.  Women have the ability to recreate themselves.  No matter how low life might bring us, we can get back on our feet and start anew. We can show everybody that women can build houses, women can make homes.  In 2015 over 21 million people lost their homes due to war and conflicts in their native countries. The pink house, our pink house is a symbol of a bright future filled with hope.  Everybody should have a home. #Olek #oleknyc #teamolek #avestaart2016 #crocheted #home @redheartyarns #loopafterloopmakesthedifference

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