Theatre Nemo – A placement diary
Next week I’m starting my placement here in Glasgow, as part of the International Masters in Adult Education for Social Change (IMAESC).
I have been trained as graphic designer and artist. Having been through a very challenging past years of personal healing and transformation, I turned to art to express myself and all the things that were happening within and I just couldn’t put into words. In art making I also found a way to communicate with others, through sharing. And this creative and sharing process, has been very healing in itself.
So, I decided to change direction and see how art can benefit people, improve our confidence, well-being, sense of self-worth, inclusion, participation. I have seen it in my work and in the journey I’ve shared with others as part of my participation in the Holotropic Breathwork community.
As part of my masters degree, I have a semester long placement here, in Glasgow, with Theatre Nemo, an organisation working with arts and creative workshops in local communities, hospitals and prisons. It’s underlying principle is that arts can be a therapeutic process in itself, and contribute to well-being and health of the individual and the community.
I decided to start a series of posts to document this process, in the form of a self-reflective diary in words and images, that will help me better integrate the experience and possibly offer an interesting and inspiring look into the valuable contribution of arts in health.
I plan to keep a visual journal along the process, that will be posted here along with some thoughts.
May the journey begin 🙂
Theatre Nemo – www.theatrenemo.org
IMAESC – www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/erasmusmundus/imaesc/