“Transcending uncertainties: Art healing for uprooting times” was the latest chapter of our Youth Participation project, Engagement Academy. Hosted in the beautiful @großer garten, this workshop created a safe space for participants to express themselves through exploring what an art process is - and how we can use this to foster healing processes. Over four days, we experimented with different art tools to explore emotions and inner awareness, and learning how to engage with multidisciplinary art processes in both theory and practice. A particular focus was placed on the importance of accompanying such processes with the necessary respect and care, with the awareness that exploring memories and experiences can also trigger trauma or dislocation.
This workshop was led by @Seila Fernández Arconada, who is an experienced multidisciplinary artist and researcher with an extensive international experience in art projects including work with displaced people and places in conflict.
Engagement Academy is a one-year long-term project co-funded by European Union and @jfe under youth participation program. The project is created and implemented by Lernlabor and our partners Logos in Poznan. The aim of Engagement Academy is is to provide participants with the skills, tools, and support structures to empower their civil society engagement and strengthen their participation in democratic life.