Street life's creative turn: An exploration of arts-based adult education andknowledge mobilization with homeless/street-involved women in Victoria
Using interviews, focus groups, learning journals, and observations, we explored the impact of an arts-based adult education project on 20 homeless/street involved women in Victoria and members of the public who attended exhibitions of the artworks they produced. Although not without challenges, the project created a strong sense of belonging by building trust and new connection. It also encouraged artistic skill development and metaphoric and creative responses to difficult social issues. Meaning, artistic identity, and empowerment came from creating artworks collectively, and from the recognition the women received from sharing their art publicly.
Les entretiens d’utilisation, les groupes de foyer, apprenant des journaux et des observations, nous avons exploré l’impact d’un projet d’enseignement pour adultes arts-basé sur 20 sans abri/femmes impliquées par la rue dans Victoria et les membres du public qui a assisté des expositions des travaux d’art qu’ils ont produits. Bien que pas sans les défis, le projet a créé un fort sens d’appartenir en construiant la confiance et la nouvelle connexion. Il a encouragé aussi le développement artistique de compétence et les réponses métaphoriques etcréatives aux problèmes sociaux difficiles. Signifiant, l’identité et l’autonomisation artistiques sont venues de créer de travaux d’art collectivement mais.
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