Fear is a primal emotion. We all experience it. This exercise asks participants to identify, share and act out their fears. The activity looks at how young people engage with their community, build empathy, and welcome fears.
An improv exercise to unpack the power of labels and stereotypes.
What happens inside your head? And what about inside your heart? What do you do with your hands? Get to know each other through the stories held in your body.
Think of the 10 songs that define what it means to be young in your community/country.
What do these songs tell us about self-identity and culture?
Dance with a balloon and discover what it really means to get in sync with someone.
This exercise helps people reflect on their connection to space in the community. Participants are invited to draw the map of their neighbourhood based on their personal history. This mapping technique helps researchers, as well as participants, to understand how the physical space of a community intertwines with people’s lived experiences.
Experiment with colors and brushes to help groups reconstruct their individual and collective learning!
During this exercise we listen to each other to interpret and paint our experiences.
Sit back-to-back with another person, and share your experience. Your partner will paint what they hear. Switch roles and you will continue painting on the same piece
What does it mean to fail? What does it mean to be successful? Use psychodrama to unpack these ideas and become aware of the beliefs young people hold about themselves. The exercise was developed in a psychodrama program in Venezuela to explore how a group of young students perceived themselves.
Writing helps us to go deep inside, to re-discover ourselves, and to process our experience. Sometimes writing is so intimidating though. So here we go: a marathon to push ourselves to just write… don’t think about it, just observe what comes out of it!
Try to paint an image you can’t see! Can we understand others without ‘seeing’ their experience? This is an experiential learning exercise that helps participants become aware of our biased and limited awareness as researchers.