Most recently October through December 2018, as a photographer in Budapest, Hungary for the Menedek organization: https://menedek.hu/en. I documented Hungarian and refugee youth for three months as they worked together on a collaborative art project.
Recent Project in Budapest- A fashion show with Hungarian and Migrant youth.
This year from January- March 2019, I taught the art class for Migrant Women’s Association in Malta for the project called “Empowerment Circles.”: http://migrantwomenmalta.org
Project research overview by Anne Thyseen Vestergarrd-
A walking tour through the Eighth District in Budapest.
The goal is to educate visitors about the area and to dispel racial myths about the Roma Community.
The walking tour was led by Bettina a Roma community youth guide, from the UCCU, Roma Informális Oktatási Alaptívány Foundation. Also joining us on the walk was a college group of 25 students visiting from South Africa.
Bettina our guide described the history of the area as well as the community that lives in district eight in the city of Budapest. The focus of the walking tour is to inform visitors of the Roma history in the community and to reveal the daily life and struggle that the Roma youth face acquiring an education and in perusing career opportunities.To find out more and to schedule, a walking tour, visit the UCCU website: http://www.uccualapitvany.hu/
As part of the tour, we stopped for an informative conversation about the Aurora Community Center. The center is used for cultural events, social movements and human rights advocacy group meetings.
I also had a chance to visit Gallery 8, which only exhibits work by Roma artist.