Futures literacy theatre lab with unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors: practical and ethical considerations

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de Senna, P. 2019. Futures literacy theatre lab with unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors: practical and ethical considerations. Conceição/Conception. 8 (2), pp. 75-93. https://doi.org/10.20396/conce.v8i2.8657876
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TitleFutures literacy theatre lab with unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors: practical and ethical considerations
Authorsde Senna, P.
Abstract

This article discusses a Practice as Research project, the design and implementation of a Futures Literacy Lab in which tools derived from the arsenal of the Theatre of the Oppressed were applied. The lab involved asylum-seeking unaccompanied minors, and took place in the island of Lesvos, Greece in July, 2019. Applied theatre practices often deal with communities and individuals in a transformational manner, which is, by definition, future-oriented. In this respect, the work undertaken served as a first case study for potential interdisciplinary collaboration between Performance Studies and Futures studies. This exercise is not without its ethical implications, though. This paper will discuss some of the challenges, pitfalls and successes of this process.

Sustainable Development Goals4 Quality education
16 Peace, justice and strong institutions
Middlesex University ThemeCreativity, Culture & Enterprise
Research GroupTheatre Arts group
LanguageEnglish
PublisherUniversidade Estadual de Campinas
JournalConceição/Conception
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Online13 Dec 2019
Print24 Dec 2019
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Deposited10 Oct 2022
Accepted08 Dec 2019
Output statusPublished
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