Our knowledge and experience significantly impact our perception of the world around us and the reality we inhabit. Each of us perceives the world from a slightly different angle, influenced by the places we move through and the situations we find ourselves in. However, by clutching a specific worldview too tightly, one risks overlooking quite a lot.
Discussing other people with respect is of foundational importance. It is our intention that the materials in this tab will help the viewer understand that the content and message of a given story are influenced by the storyteller’s perspective on the world.
Explore what shapes the ways we think about the world, and learn about stories that can help us see reality from a new perspective.
The Perils Of Volunteer Tourism
Craig Vandermeer | TEDxMulgraveSchool
What is volunteer tourism? Is it connected to the white savior complex? Can we actually help by sending volunteers for week-long trips around the world?
PAH Activists' Academy Webinar
Tourism is an extremely interesting social phenomenon. Due to constant development, it is one of the keys to understanding the modern world. It is a movement in which the inhabitants of the rich North go on vacation to the countries of the South. Hundreds of millions of intercultural encounters each year add up to form relationships between entire societies. This is how billions of photos, videos, stories, and TikTok messages are created. It is a comprehensive documentation of exchanges among cultures. A tourist aware of global interdependencies, causes and consequences of tourist behaviors as well as conscious of being subject to psychological, commercial, and ideological processes is a post-tourist. Where does he go? What kind of accounts does he prepare? What is he talking about and to whom is he addressing his words?
Context for the Polish–Belarusian border situation
The border separating Poland and Belarus, a point on one migration route from the east, has become the site of a humanitarian crisis. The closure of the border on the Polish side has left many people seeking to reach Europe in an extremely precarious position. Many of them have fled their countries because of political […]