Our mind needs to create stereotypes, but we are the ones who have great power to turn them into tolerance or prejudice, that was the idea for that workshop.
Already during the kayakactivity Memory Pills exchange participants were talking about the stereotypes they have about different countries.
Later, after returning to the residence, taking as starting point academic information by researchs in the field, the knoledge was involved in several games that helped through learning by doing. We imagined a German person and suddenly we had a lot of stereotypes about their nation in our brain. Then we imagined someone from Bhutan and we were all silent…
In this activity, participans had to follow some directions and clues to visit important points of San Cristóbal de La Laguna. The aim of the game was to show a sample of the culture, history and traditions of the city.
As a first challenge, participants must get a map in the tourist info point. At this building they could see how the traditional canarian architecture mix contributions from Andalusian, Portuguese, Galician, Genoese, Flemish and English styles…a real european culture!. They also knew the aborigine name of the city and when it was founded.