'Creative Thursdays' - Webinar 6: 29.04.2021
The Tapiskwan project: empowerment through 'making'
In the last ‘SEEYouth Creative Thursdays’ Webinar, we present the Tapiskwan project, an inter-generational Participatory Action Research project, initiated by a collaboration between the Atikamekw Nation’s Council (CNA — Conseil de la Nation Atikamekw) and Université de Montréal’s Design School (Design & Material Culture research lab) in 2011.
This led to the creation of the Tapiskwan Collective in 2017, an Indigenous NPO, bringing together leading Atikamekw artists, craftsmen, entrepreneurs, professional designers, researchers, community members, and more.
The project aims to value, share, and celebrate Atikamekw culture through the combination of traditional crafts, design, and contemporary arts. Tapiskwan organized multiple workshops over the years and focused on empowerment through “making”. Most recently, two-week intensive workshops were conducted with youth in Atikamekw high schools (Opitciwan & Wemotaci).
The speakers will present the project and share inspiring activities and techniques based on the Tapiskwan approach: Cultural transmission, making and creating new designs and production of marketable items.
Co-founder – Nitaskinan cooperative
Doctoral researcher - Université Laval
Doctoral researcher – University of Lapland
Our sixth and final webinar takes place on Thursday, April 29th 2021 at 9am - 10:30am EST - (11am BRT / 2pm GMT / 4pm EET).
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The ‘SEEYouth Creative Thursdays’ are a series of webinars that highlights how creativity can empower youth and young adults who face challenging situations.
Every month, a member of the international SEEYouth team speaks directly from experience about how to run art and design workshops depending on participant profiles, overall objectives, and available resources.
The webinars are an opportunity to share perspectives, discuss best practices, and get inspired to prevent marginalization and increase opportunities for youth using creativity-based methods.
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