Presenters: Dr Órfhlaith Ní Bhríain and colleagues
Chair: Dr Kathleen Turner
“To me the classroom continues to be a place where paradise can be realised, a place of passion and possibility, a place where spirit matters, where all that we learn and know leads us into greater connection, into greater understanding of life lived in community” (hooks 2003, p. 183).
In this Tower seminar, experienced community arts practitioners, facilitators and teachers share examples from their work in community settings. They consider the impact in the lives of both participants and themselves, the conditions of working that make collaboration possible, and the challenges and successes they encounter in seeking the greater connection that bell hooks refers to. This seminar will also include a facilitated discussion, where the audience are invited to respond in small groups to provocations from the speakers.
*Quotation is taken from: hooks, b. (2003) Teaching Community: A pedagogy of Hope
Admission is free and all are welcome