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Den building with Youth Collective

As part of the Lost and Found project with the youth collective I wanted to further my practice by delivering a series of workshops with the group about building dens, shelter and talking about and reflecting upon the immigration crisis.

It was interesting and developmental for my own research and practice to observe how the young people responded to these themes and use their imagination to build and construct a series of spaces for themselves. The discussions which happened in the gallery space compared to those within the small dens created by the young people were significantly different and they were able to open up and talk about a wide range of subjects which in a larger space they would not felt comfortable to do. These workshops and experiences fed into my practice as I began to think more about the space a den creates and how importnant a space of one's own can become.

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