Dimensions of Care in Working with Community
Working with communities is centred around care for humans, identifying and embracing the individuals and their group dynamics. How do artists find the balance between two often contradictory forces in participatory art projects: an organic process that is respectful of the real challenges and growth of the participants, and an output-driven process which is required for an artwork to manifest?
Based on the experience of working with 12 families for the participatory photography project “This Is What We Eat at Home” (TIWWEAH), lead artist and producer Lin Shiyun will share the complex dimensions of care that artists need to take into consideration when conceptualising and executing a community project.
Shiyun is the founder and executive director of 3Pumpkins, a socially-engaged arts organisation that connects the realms of place-making, participatory arts, and integrated community care. Since 2016, Shiyun has conducted extensive practice research to discover the lived realities of children from less privileged backgrounds. She firmly believes in collaborative, dialogic and relational work in strengthening human connection. Shiyun’s multi-disciplinary practice is fully embodied in Tak Takut Kids Club, a community children and youth centre serving the families of Boon Lay.
3Pumpkins website: www.3pumpkins.co
TIWWEAH microsite: https://www.3pumpkins.co/this-is-what-we-eat-at-home
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