Creating change, imagining futures: participatory arts and young people ‘at risk’

Walsh, Aylwyn (2014) Creating change, imagining futures: participatory arts and young people ‘at risk’. Discussion Paper. Creating Change Network/Centre Of Urban Community Research, Goldsmiths University.

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Abstract

‘What is art?’ and ‘what is social change?’ are two debates that have intersected at various points in discussions about the role of art in society. Both questions set off important conversations about the possibilities and limitations of identifying what counts as art and what kinds of impact can be made. At heart, however, is the need to understand how creativity, aesthetic problem solving and non-verbal communication respond to and engage with the political realm. Instead of maintaining false distinctions between the value of art as aesthetic and its potential as a tool of social cohesion, this discussion document opens up questions about practices that operate in the realm of community-engaged, participatory work with children and young people ‘at risk’ of offending.

Additional Information:Future stages discussion document
Keywords:participatory arts, Young people at risk
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W490 Drama not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts (Performing Arts)
ID Code:15306
Deposited On:07 Oct 2014 10:58

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