RESOLUTIONS: CONFLICT RESOLUTION EDUCATION PROJECT
Bookmaking & Prop Making
June -September 2017
28+ Participants / Yr 9
In June and July this year, The Craftimation Factory brought artists Janey Moffatt, Lee Shearman and Pip Rowson together with a group of young people from Hastings Academy to explore this theme. The young people were invited to make a small book in which to map their thoughts and ideas on the theme and to create a prop; a symbol that represented conflict or ways to avoid conflict. The props and books are on display in various Hastings venues.
The work the young people produced during Resolutions is bursting with their concerns about the world they live in. When planning this project, the artists had been thinking about conflict on an individual and personal level. They were taken aback by the extent to which international terrorism, war and greed were heavily referenced in the work produced.
The project began on the 13 June 2017, less than two weeks after the attack at London Bridge and just over three weeks after the Manchester bombing. The Grenfell fire took place the day after the project started.
Pip Rowson and I then wove the words and images of the props which the young people produced into short film.
What the film below:
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