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

De Senna, Pedro ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6032-0132 (2019) Futures literacy theatre lab with unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors: practical and ethical considerations. Conceição/Conception, 8 (2) . pp. 75-93. [Article] (doi:10.20396/conce.v8i2.8657876)

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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.

Item Type: Article
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Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts > Theatre Arts group
Item ID: 36481
Notes on copyright: Conceição / Conception uses the Creative Commons (CC) license, thus preserving the integrity of articles in an open access environment. The journal allows the author to retain publication rights without restrictions.
Depositing User: Pedro De Senna
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2022 12:06
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2022 12:06
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/36481

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