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VISUAL EDUCATION CENTER - PANKISI MEDIATHEQUE
Within the framework of the joint project of Tbilisi Photo Festival and Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum, on May 21, 2022, the Visual Education Center - Pankisi Mediatheque was opened in the village of Jokolo, Pankisi valley, which aims to create alternative and innovative educational opportunities for Pankisi valley residents.
Pankisi Mediatheque was opened in the village of Jokolo, on the basis of the “Nazy's Guest House”.
A new non-formal educational platform focused on visual literacy aims to create innovative and alternative civic education opportunities for the local community in the village of Jokolo, Pankisi Valley.
Currently, Pankisi Mediatheque combines a library of photo books and a multimedia archive and is available for the general public.
Additionally, Pankisi Mediatheque offers an educational program for those who wish. “Fabrica of Images” is an innovative educational program of the Tbilisi Photo Festival, which combines both theoretical and practical lectures. The program mentors and guest lecturers are renowned photographers and experts in various fields. Among them: photographers Guram Tsibakhashvili, David Mdzinarashvili, Giorgi Shengelia, Vakho Khetaguri, Tinatin Kighuradze, Tbel Abuseridze; Media literacy expert Salome Apkhazishvili, child psychologist and expert in inclusive education Ana Laghidze, etc.
The project is implemented by Tbilisi Photo Festival in cooperation with the Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum. The project is financially supported by the Georgian Center for Strategy and Development.
The local partner of the project is “Nazy's Guest House”.
Address of Pankisi Media Library: Pankisi, Jokolo, Nazy's Guest House, 26.