Community Creates - Creative Mentorship & Multiliteracies
THE JOY OF CO-CREATION
Intergenerational learning and collaboration is a unique approach to bridging the generational gap. Students (high school to university) and older adults will get a chance to form connections through shared experiences and projects. Older adults will play a vital role by sharing their wisdom and life stories, while students will learn valuable practical and emotional skills from working with older adults, such as group co-leadership, self-confidence, and emotional maturity. The older adults may also learn social networking skills and etiquette from the students.
PHASE ONE: COLLABORATIVE RESIDENCY
A SMALL GROUP
(APR 2021 - AUG 2021)
Art-based residency for seniors and youth to explore a state of intergenerational learning pedagogy/play, and co-create and design cultural change
1) Experimenting with innovative, non-conventional forms of communication and learning to enhance mutual understanding and recognition between generations;
2) Creating learning opportunities, based on participation and creativity, to be shared and utilized by the old and the young, preserving and sharing cultural memories (e.g., traditional songs, folk art, and crafts) as well as engaging with the digital era (social media, etc).
In short, we will explore modes of expression much broader than language alone, including the visual, the audio, the spatial, the behavioral, and so on. We will address the question of how we can ensure that differences in culture, language, gender, and health risks are not barriers to learning success.
Project Launch ZOOM - sharing ideas
Inanna Cusi (artist-in-residence)
Evocative Sounds Project
Klara Huebsch (artist-in-residence)
Graphic Medicine Project
Varouj Gumuchian (artist-in-residence)
A seven themed-session series tackling ageism
A meme created by a participant
An exercise we did to explore paintings/drawings by master artists at each session