The project in a few words

“The Looking Glass II” was a youth exchange organized by Društvo Lojtra in Litija (Slovenia) in September 2023, focused on the topics of nature and its relation with ourselves and with arts.

By taking inspiration, sounds, images and materials from the natural world around us, participants reflected on what it means to exploit and objectify our environment and also what it means to live in harmony with nature. The overall aim was to look at how we look at nature – to look at the looking glass – to explore that relationship and play with it through art. This was done in a natural setting in central Slovenia using a mixture of methods – through a combination of reflective processes and technical workshops which aimed to provide a programme for participants that enabled and empowered them to engage with the topic and to create works of art.

Objectives of the project

During the youth exchange, the project achieved the following goals:

        • Learnt concrete skills in making art and music
        • Gained experience in new artistic and musical methods
        • Spent time in nature, and reflect on our relationship with it
        • Got to meet other young people in an international environment
        • Practiced working and living together with other young people

Youth Exchange,

Slovenia, September 2023

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Hosting Organisation

Društvo Lojtra (Slovenia)
Društvo Lojtra (Slovenia)

The Lojtra Association, founded in 2014, is a young and dedicated organization for young people. They divide their work into two pillars: #YouthWork and #SustainableDevelopment. These topics are at the heart of various activities carried out locally and internationally.  In the field of youth work, their main goal is to support and encourage young people to become active members of their own local communities, to identify and actively address their needs and interests, and to take full responsibility for their own actions. In the field of sustainable development, their main goal is to co-create a community that lives more in harmony with nature and is aware of its limitations. In addition, they want to expand the potential of the natural environment in supporting the learning processes of young and old.