Dialogue: Creative praxis and working with children and young people

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Date: 23 February 2022
Time: 12:00 – 13:00 UK time
Platform: Zoom
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As part of our project, we are hosting a series of grounded dialogues.

We’ve just confirmed the date for our third dialogue in February, which will reflect on the use of creative praxis to further rights and participation for children and young people.

In the first year of the Rejuvenate project, we interviewed a lot of people working in the field of child rights. Many of them emphasised the importance of using creative praxis to facilitate genuine participation.

Some argued that creative practices are under-utilised, and that we are not attentive enough to their transformative power. In this dialogue, to explore some of the possibility of creative praxis, we bring together three people, all of whom are passionate about the use of creative methods in their work with/for children and/or young people.

Confirmed speakers

Veronica Yates, Child Rights International Network and the Rights Studio.

Veronica has been the Director of the Child Rights International Network – CRIN, for over 15 years. Her firm commitment to rights, not charity for children has laid the foundations for CRIN’s identity, and led her to co-found The Rights Studio. Veronica has held several Board positions, including of Child Soldiers International, Approach Ltd. and Child Rights Connect, and is a member of the Advisory Committee of Human Rights Watch’s Child Rights Division and is supporting the incubation of the Right to Education Initiative. 

Olu Jenzen, Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender, University of Brighton

Dr Olu Jenzen is a Reader in Media Studies at the University of Brighton, UK and the Director of the Research Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender. Her research ranges over different themes in media, gender and sexuality studies, with a particular interest in LGBTQ youth and digital activism. She is the co-editor of ‘The Aesthetics of Protest (AUP 2020)’ and has published in journals such as ‘Gender, Place and Culture’, ‘Convergence’ and ‘Social Movement Studies’.

Nabeel Petersen, INTERFER

Nabeel is a participatory/storytelling facilitator focused on developing inclusive collaborations and co-design processes, to challenge traditional research-engagement structures and programming. He is the co-founder of the South African-based NPO the Pivot Collective, focused on egalitarian collaborations, knowledge translation and research decolonization, and the Director of Interfer, a company focused on storytelling and research. 

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