Tracing Identities

Photography Training Course Open to Students From Italy and Cameroon

Youth, Arts and Jobs are the three pillars that allow SUPER Civic School, Fondazione Aurora, Afro Fashion Association and Laba Douala to create a partnership to enable young people to improve their talents and enter the job market. In this framework the four organizations have joined their resources and expertise to implement a first joint action: a photography training course open to students both from Italy and Cameroon.

The teachers

Filippo Romano

Photographer Filippo Romano works in design and architecture photography on national and international level. He is a NABA lecturer; has experience in Kenya.

Rudy Petgang

Rudy Petgang is a photographer and teacher at Laba Douala. He is specialized in Portrait and has experience in fashion editorials for Cameroon magazines.

The partners

SUPER Civic school

Super – School of Applied Arts is the School of Crafts of the city of Milan, a community of people who meet every day, from morning to evening, to work together and learn craftsmanship. It was founded in 1882 by King Umberto, the Ministry and the Municipality of Milan, with the aim of training professional artisans in the art world. Today Super continues to train professional craftsmen but is also aimed at those who simply want to experience art and its languages.
Its cornerstones are technique, project, style and sharing. Its disciplines are fresco, tapestry, digital, carpentry, comics, game design, graphics, illustration, engraving, mosaic, painting, stained glass, social media.

Fondazione Aurora

Italian non-profit private organisation that brings together professionals with experience in the field of international cooperation (and beyond) whose mission is to support African enterprises that are facing challenges related to the lack of access to public and private funds and the consolidation of their activities. We believe that we can contribute to the 2030 and 2063 Agendas by adopting a participatory approach and fully respecting ownership. Our aims is to provide the means for enterprises and youth to access the market.

Afro Fashion Association

Based in Italy and Cameroon, the Afro Fashion Association is a volunteer- driven non-profit organization founded in 2015. We believe in the transformative potential of fashion, design, art, and culture as a means for cross-cultural exchange, empowerment,and sustainable economic development. Our work in Italy and Cameroon is synergistic. Across both we promote diversity and inclusion in the fashion, design, art, and culture industries and advancean identity of Africa rooted in its abundance, creativity, culture, and innovation.

Laba Douala

LABA was founded in 2015 by the “Centro Orientamento Educativo” (COE), an Italian NGO in collaboration with the “Libera Accademia di Belle Arti” (LABA) Brescia-Italy and the Archdiocese of Douala-Cameroon. The academy is the first institution of higher education in Cameroon and Central Africa that offers a high training and innovation course specializing in the fields of Design and Art. LABA enables students to develop critical and technical skills specific to the fields of design by means of empirical methods, a contribution of students’ own creativity and strong involvement in the professional reality thanks to the training modalities.