Use your body to explore and transform the personal limits we experience as we co-create.
Use your own body as a site of knowledge and as a data processor.
This technique helps to articulate, through physical movement, feelings or thought processes that the researcher is struggling to express verbally; doing this exercise you will start paying attention to the knowledge in your body and to the metaphors that might arise in the form of images and phrases as you move.
Coding is the process of categorizing and making sense of your research data. This exercise will help interpret your data through movement and images- watch what else comes out when you embody your codes…
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