A project exploring social innovation through participatory art and design with youth at the margins.
Researchers from the Universities of Lapland, Montréal, São Paolo, São Paolo State and Leeds - responding to the social challenges of youth marginalisation in Brazil and Finland.
SOLUTIONS FOR ENGAGING AND EMPOWERING YOUTH
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WITH TRANS-ATLANTIC MIRRORING.
Welcome to the online presence for the SEEYouth project - a place for publishing our activities and also reporting on the ongoing work of the international team who make up this project: artists, researchers, activists, designers, communities, individuals, academics and, most importantly, the youth and young adults who are key to realising the project’s ambitions.
We’ll be updating this page frequently and will include a wide range of material, including reports from each of the project’s partners on their participatory arts-based research taking place in Brazil and Finland, the work of teams in Canada and the UK to develop and support the project - as well as how each of us (both individually and as a group), is meeting the ongoing challenges of COVID-19.
At the moment, we're running a regular monthly webinar programme (‘SEEYouth Creative Thursdays’) through which we’ll share the experiences we’ve had working creatively with communities to address their needs, discussing how we’ve cultivated conditions and opportunities to identify where and how marginalisation is experienced and the ways we’ve made use of creative methods as a means to empower youth and young people.
A plan for the webinar series is available here, and this will also include archived videos of each presentation together with written reports on the talks and summaries of the discussions that occur as part of each session.
The SEEYouth project takes an in-depth and holistic approach, and a key feature of what we’re doing is the development of an innovative ‘Trans-Atlantic Mirroring’ (T-AM) method which allows us to understand the complex social situations that lead to marginalisation across continents, and which will realise innovations on both sides of the Atlantic, strengthening young people's agency in three distinct contexts.
Based on participatory art and design's strong moral commitment to communities, our project aims to support new contexts for youth engagement and empowerment, generate innovative outcomes, and increase the practical application, scalability and impact to help reduce youth marginalisation across the globe.
We’d love for you to sign up for all further updates, and follow our project over the next twelve months - get in touch if you’ve got any questions!
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