Generating themes for NVR community practice applications

Generating themes for NVR community practice applications

Generating themes for NVR community practice applications
The idea of this workshop is role-modelling the approach and demonstrating innovative and performative ways of embracing the NVR principles and approach.
We show examples:
1. Paulo Freire’s participatory practice (Elisabeth)
2. Parent Participation (Debra)
3. Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Communities in an Inner London Borough (Julia)
4. David Epston’s Insider witnessing and Performative Practice (Elisabeth)
5. Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed (Gilda)
6. Co-production (Liz)
Participant will discuss and perform exercises under the heading:
What would you need to do differently to apply this way of approaching your work with NVR and perform it in your local context/s?
Step 1: Participants generate themes that are relevant in their local/professional contexts
Step 2: Participants look at NVR principles that fit with their generated themes
Step 3: Participants choose and perform exercises that connect their generated themes with the NVR principles
Step 4: Participants think about their local audiences, for whom their generated themes and performative exercises could be meaningful and how they could approach them and engage with them.
We recapture the steps and discuss the difference between the approach of generating themes each time and applying the same model/blueprint faithfully each time. What are the advantages/disadvantages? We talk about marrying lived and acquired experiences and negotiating both to give meanings and take action.

Format: Workshop • Focus: Methods of NVR and NA