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 “Bailes de magos” (peasants’ dances), people from Tenerife wear their traditional dresses and enjoy the traditional music and cusine. They are named like this because “mago” is an expression that, in islands own speech, means peasant or countrypeople.
These dances are very common in Tenerife traditional parties and there is only a few municipalities that don’t celebrate it. These dances usually take place outdoors and it is compulsory to wear the traditional costume to enter in the hall of dance.