January – June 21,
Long Distance Creative Collaborations
KWETB Community Education is one of 6 partners representing 5 countries (Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, and Poland) who made a successful application for Erasmus funding for a project to
1. Share creative methods to help women tell their story.
2. Create a resource to help women combat gender discrimination in their daily lives.
The project gives an opportunity to tutors and learners to share experiences and learning with others from across Europe. This will take place during one of two 5-day Learning visits in Berlin, Germany, and Tallinn, Estonia.
Due to the current restrictions on travel, we have been having some online meetings to plan and start sharing creative methods.
If you would be interested in being part of this project as a learner or tutor, please let us know and we will keep you informed as things develop!
January – June 21, Long Distance Creative Collaborations
We are working together on a shared collage on the experience of women in public spaces. Each partner works on the collage and then posts it to the next partner. We are curious to see the result when we meet.
Each partner writes one or two paragraphs and leaves the last two sentences on a common Jamboard. At the end we will have a story of end sentences and a longer story of all partner paragraphs. Let’s see how it will turn out…
making a story chain
We recently met online to write our part of the Story Chain project as part of Women’s Perspectives Erasmus project. We used a traditional Haiku structure as a way of taking our view of the physical world and seeing and expressing something deeper, facilitated by Stefanie Larkin as follows:
First, we did a grounding practice, a resting point to be in the moment.
We did a Word Association practice where started from the last two lines of the previous group and continued free writing a list of words for 3 minutes without stopping.
Taking our chain of words, we composed a Haiku-like structured poem. We worked with the first word and the last word in our chain as inspiration in composing the poem, using other words that emerged in the word chain to complete the Haiku. We limit the number of words used to stop words overpowering our experience.
Finally, we used Jamboard to order the poems into one shared piece.
A Haiku is a Japanese poem that contains 17 syllables in a three-line 5-7-5 syllable pattern.
Matsuo Basho is a famous Japanese poet. His writing “The Narrow Road to the Deep North” is the most well-known collection in Japan.
You can read it here.