The Youth Research Board are fundamental to Changing the Story. Their contribution to the project is remarkable, therefore it is only right that they get to say a few final words on their experience with Changing the Story. Their reflections come in different forms, from poetry, to illustration and song, each carefully crafted to express what Changing the Story and meeting each other has meant to them.
This video introduces the work of the Youth Research Board and their contribution to the final Changing the Story event
Creative Education Corner is a group within the Changing the Story Youth Research Board comprised of Samjhana, Arlinda, and Taahirah who are interested in arts-based methods and specifically the question of whether the current education system and curriculum prepares young people for the future they want. Samjhana, Arlinda, Taahirah argue the answer is no and call for more opportunities for creativity and critical thinking through the inclusion of arts-based pedagogical approaches.
Reflections on the Skills Exchange series of workshops, March-April 2022.
Interviews with visual artists about creation of animations recording stories of former child soldiers in Colombia.
Alongside Changing the Story’s celebration event in June 2022, Researcher Sabrina White and Jazz Pianist Ben Gilbert brought together around a dozen post-graduate and early career researchers to reflect on what the jazz metaphor could offer to research on peacebuilding.
PRAXIS is delighted to announce the launch of a new publication: “Engaging and Empowering Young People through Arts and Humanities Approaches in the Context of Global Challenges”, a report written by Dr Alyson Brody. Looking at youth-focused work from across the Global Challenges Research Fund, the report reflects on the value of innovative, creative arts-based research approaches for engaging young people and promoting youth voices in ways that go beyond tokenism, enabling positive change where current youth-focused policies and interventions often fail.
The ImaginingOtherwise project visited the Zeitz Mocaa museum as our final art-activism-educational event for this difficult year. Meet Gomez who is studying engineering and was fascinated by the architecture of the building and reflects on art, representation and politics in his own life
PRAXIS is delighted to announce the launch of a new policy brief: ‘Beyond Tokenism: Empowering Young People through Arts-based Approaches. Looking at youth-focused participatory research from across the GCRF, this new policy brief reflects on the value of innovative, creative arts-based research approaches for engaging young people and promoting youth voices in ways that go beyond tokenism, and calls for increased, sustainable funding in these areas.
Empowering and Engaging Young People through Arts and Humanities Approaches: A Research Report for PRAXIS
Blog (2022/06/28) Empowering and Engaging Young People through Arts and Humanities Approaches: A Research Report for PRAXIS
The Youth Arts Toolkit is a collection of workshops (some online, some in person) that were developed over the year of the Imagining Otherwise project. This resource is for anyone who wants to use the arts as a means of exploring social justice issues with young people, and includes drama, writing, and creative mapping workshops that the team (Tshisimani, Bottom Up and University of Leeds and freelance artists) developed. We would love feedback on this resource, and how you might or have used it. Please send to email@example.com
Blog (2018/11/14) The youth just want their voice to be heard: PAR in Lebanon
Blog (2019/05/16) The Experience of Conflict: A transnational language?
Blog (2021/05/21) PUBLICATION LAUNCH! Changing the Story: Our Third Year
Blog (2021/02/10) Publication Launch: Youth, Voice and Development Phase One Report
Blog (2020/01/29) The landscape of social enterprises in Malaysia: Involvement of young people
Blog (2019/10/31) The Allegory of the Fence
Blog (2019/10/01) Examining the Interpretation of Civic National Values made by young people in Nepal
Blog (2019/09/26) Lights, Camera, Action: Raising Youth Voice Through Video
Blog (2019/09/12) A reflection on the graffiti training workshop held at BaTonga Museum, Binga.