2016 / People / Culture

Small Pieces of Peace

  • Photographer
    Georg Worecki

The "Small Pieces of Peace" were taken in Germany & Luxembourg. Today these countries should really represent exemplarily the creation of models for a culture of peace. A culture of peace is an integral approach to preventing violence and violent conflicts, and an alternative to the culture of war and violence based on education for peace, the promotion of sustainable economic and social development, respect for human rights, equality between women and men, democratic participation, tolerance, the free flow of information and disarmament. (Source: David Adams) The culture of peace and non-violence is a commitment to peace-building, mediation, conflict prevention and resolution, peace education, education for non-violence, tolerance, acceptance, mutual respect, intercultural and interfaith dialogue and reconciliation. (Source: UNESCO) Peace = absence of violence This means: Life in an atmosphere of peace, in which personal attitudes, patterns of beliefs, behaviors & styles have been overcome, which justify the use of violence in all human fields of activity. Peace is not a condition, but a process of decreasing violence & increasing justice. This means: Every country, every human community has to redefine the "Roadmap of Peace" in ever new nuances every day, because peace is always in danger & conditions once achieved are reversible.

Georg Worecki was born 1961 in Düsseldorf/Germany. After studying history of art & architecture, german language & literature, he was trained as a theatre director. Since 1999 he is working as a freelance photographer. "To trace the immediacy of strangeness, the spell of otherness, to visualize the unexpected, is an act of deliverance from the noise of the daily grind. After all I make the naive attempt to project the secret of life onto a screen."