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Become/Belong uses knowledge of psychology and other disciplines critically to support the wellbeing of individuals and communities in a systemic approach with innovative (arts) interventions, that honours dignity, human rights, democratic participation and diversity. Our international projects use the transformative power of the arts for community development and social cohesion, they use counselling as a tool for individual and collective growth.
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Cartographies of Becoming
Mandy Coppes Martin – Paul Emmanuel – Gideon Mendel – Itumeleng Mokgope – Jaco van Schalkwyk Minette Vari

group exhibition at kunst:raum sylt quelle, Sylt/Rantum, Germany
opening 16.12.21, 4 pm
curator: Indra Wussow

Cartographies of Becoming interrogates the ephemeral process of positioning the self, the artist self and the social in response to a world in disintegration. How can we imagine, dream and create new meaning-making through the remembrance, and re-arrangement of perspectives, of memories, of trauma, of experiences?
Sechs KünstlerInnen präsentieren Arbeiten, die sich sowohl thematisch als auch in ihrer Materialität in den temporären Raum des Übergangs begeben. Identitäten werden hybrider, das private und künstlerische Ich finden zusammen, um sich mit den brennenden globalen Themen wie dem Klimawandel, einem aus den Fugen geraten wirtschaftlichen System auseinanderzusetzen, das Menschen in kapitalistische Ware verwandelt hat.
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Become/Belong
Begegnung zwischen den Jahren. Bewusst. Gesund. Sein. Vorträge und Workshops mit Dipl. Psych. Ina Wolf-Bauwens. Sylt-Keitum, 28.-30.12.2020

Dieses Jahr war für uns alle ein bewegendes Jahr. Wie hat uns dieses Jahr, diese Krise verändert? Was haben wir gelernt? Was sollten wir loslassen? Was für neue Ressourcen gab es zu entdecken? Was ist wirklich wichtig und was bedeutet Gesundheit für jeden einzelnen von uns? Dipl. Psych. Ina Wolf-Bauwens wird in ihren Vorträgen und Workshops diesen Fragen nachgehen und mit uns unsere Erfahrungen reflektieren. Bewusst-Sein kann ein Weg sein, eine Haltung, die es uns ermöglicht, gestärkt aus dieser Krise hervorzugeben.   >> read more

Diverse People Remember
Solomon "Sally" Perel in South Africa in February 2020

Solomon "Sally" Perel was born in Peine, Germany in 1925 to a German Jewish family. He escaped persecution by the Nazis by masquerading as a non-Jewish German. We invite you to three special events to meet and celebrate an extraordinarily courageous man: 15th, 16th and 19th of February 2020 in Johannesburg. >> read more

With Diverse People Remember, Syltfoundation is starting an international long-term community project that aims to share approaches to trauma & reconciliation through storytelling and the arts. Diverse People Remember wishes to plant the seed of reconciliation on an international scale by starting a dialogue about the effects of trauma and enabling historical re-visitation for a more prosperous and democratic future.
Within communities itself a dialogue about different life experiences will be enhanced through storytelling and arts therapies. Afterwards a connection with other communities in South Africa and abroad is crucial for the project to share stories and experiences as knowing ourselves and others supports self-agency and later reconciliation and democratic transformation. >> read more