10. – 14. October 2022
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Creative Approaches to Conflict Transformation (within the full-time course)

The 5-day courseis offered to practitioners of peace and conflict work, those who intend to work in the field, and are interested in the use of creative approaches to conflict transformation. There will be a maximum of 18 participants.

Content

The course aims at providing a space where participants can broaden their perspectives on conflict and tap into their own creativity, vulnerability, confidence, and power, to developtheir capacities for creative modes of conflict transformation. Furthermore, the potential, limitations, and ethical considerations of different approaches are discussed in relation to specific contexts, so that participants can critically identify methods to explore further and creatively incorporate into their own peacebuilding practice.

Participants will be introduced to different methods, including movement and dance, theater, drawing, and contemplative practices, in a participatory dynamic that combines theory and practice. Theoretical approaches discussed are arts-based peacebuilding, the moral imagination, creative transformation, and elicitive conflict transformation, among others, articulated with analysis of case studies.

Key Topics

  • Creativity in peace and conflict
  • Key terms: movement, body, breath, time, space, pain, emotions, energy, power, vulnerability, opposites.
  • Creative conflict mapping: Dancing conflicts, unfolding peaces‘
  • Moral Imagination, Arts-based peacebuilding & case studies
  • Stages for designing and implementing creative interventions
  • The roles, potential and limits of creative approaches to conflict transformation (ethics, safety, boundaries, self- and collective care)
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