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Reconnected

A project for children and youngsters in socially vulnerable situations

Associations interested in taking part should contact us at educacion@mpicassom.org

The Reconnected project is aimed at some 50 youngsters aged between 6 and 21, who take part in educational activities at the museum. It arose from the museum’s commitment to getting back in touch with them and keeping up the relationship over the next few months, initially via digital technology. Taking part will be a group of youngsters who are under legal protection in one of the homes run by the Meridianos association. In subsequent sessions, other groups from this organization, as well as others in the sector, will be taking part. They include Fundación Proyecto Don Bosco, which cares for children under the legal guardianship of the Regional Government of Andalusia. These regular gatherings of the groups taking part in the project will initially take place online using a digital platform and will continue face-to-face in the museum when the “new normal” allows.

Meetings of approximately one hour will be held every fortnight, and the level of complexity of the creative ideas will gradually increase. The methodology will be that which is usually employed in face-to-face workshops and is based on stimulating significant experiences through art and on MPM’s social and inclusive principles. The youngsters will be accompanied by a member of the museum’s educational staff and will discuss works held in the Permanent Collection. They will then work on some hands-on artistic processes, exploring techniques such as drawing, printing, collage, and photography. The activities are designed for each group and are adapted to their specific features, needs and interests. They are aimed at developing emotional management skills that promote personal wellbeing, improve personal relationships, and diminish the impact of the months of lockdown. This will all be done by looking at, talking about, and making art.

The participants’ work will be shared on social media with the hashtag #ReconectadosMPM

 

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