Collaboration, dialogue and trust: art and social resilience in Kalaallit Nunaat/Greenland

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Siunissaq means the future in Greenlandic, and is the name of an art-based, psychosocial project with young people initiated in
Kalaallit Nunaat/ Greenland in 2015. Combining art, philosophy and research, the goal of Siunissaq is to create social resilience in stable, supportive communities with a high level of sustainability, well-being, and creativity. Here the authors provide insight into the project’s guiding principles, and its dialogue-based process of collective learning where young people, their families, their teachers, social workers, and artists come together to build knowledge, create change, and generate agency.
More than 600 young people have participated in Siunissaq’s workshops, and they and their communities have participated
actively in the resulting exhibitions and events in public space in Tasiilaq, Nanortalik, Maniitsoq, Nuuk, Kangerlussuaq and Atammik
in Kalaallit Nunaat/ Greenland. Based on trust, dialogue and respect for the realities people in the Arctic face, the approach
of the project has global resonance and relevance for communitybased
projects and challenging the effects of colonialism.
Original languageEnglish
Place of publicationS.l.
PublisherSiunissaq
Number of pages143
ISBN (Print)978-87-971714-0-0
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Bibliographical note

I kolofonen: Photographs: primarily by young people in Siunissaq's workshops
Udgivet i forbindelse med projektet: Siunissaq Uagut Pigaarput

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