Last week we celebrated our interactive installation Turning Points at Praxis Community Projects with games, food and lots of dancing!
These interactive sculptures created in 2017 are the result of an ongoing collaboration with over 150 young Refugees and Asylum Seekers from across London, who took part in workshops which explored drawing, printmaking, creative writing and drama. As the workshops unfolded, the young people discussed and explored their aspirations and experiences together; making friends, sharing advice and celebrating their own and each other’s achievements.
The resulting 12 characters on the sides of these cubes reflect different aspects of our participant’s emotions and identities – as the cubes turn we see the things we share in common and the differences between us – we are given advice on life, love and everything in between. Some voices on the cubes might make you think, others might make you laugh but hopefully they communicate the experiences of young refugees and asylum seekers in London today.
The cubes will be on show throughout 2017 and beyond, popping up at different spaces and events. We hope that you find them as playful and thoughtful as the workshops which lead to their creation. Share your thoughts with us on Twitter @KazzumArts.
Kazzum is a small arts organisation based in Bethnal Green providing the highest quality creative workshops with diverse participants of all ages and backgrounds.
We would like to thank all the young people whose dedication and talent made this project possible from Shpresa, Caras, Young Roots, Brighter Futures and the Refugee Councils girls group.
Thanks to artists: Alex Evans, Arji Manuelpillai, Amanda Mascarenhas, Andrea Pazos.
Funded by the Big Lottery Fund, The Wakefield & Tetley Trust and Aston Mansfield.