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PERSONAL STORIES AND OBJECTS

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Explore and deepen personal and collective stories through interaction with personal objects.

Learn about another person other through the presentation of personal objects and stories with cultural elements.

KEYWORDS

  • recycling

  • visual heritage

  • visual creation


  • jewellery making

DURATION

2 hours

SKILLS

  • storytelling

  • listening

  • empathy

  • visual skills

PREPARATION

Having common language with the participants would be necessary, or finding a person/people who can mediate a communication process id necessary. It would be advantageous to have a person whom the group already knows and trusts when a facilitator is working with an already established group. - Getting to know about the composition and specific characteristics of the group  before the meeting. - making sure that all participants arrive with an object.

TOOLS AND MATERIALS

  • objects brought by the participants.

DESCRIPTION

1. Preparation and Setting the Scene:

Prior to the training session, request that participants bring personal objects from home that hold special significance to them. - Prompt participants to arrange their objects on a table, ensuring they are visible to everyone.

2.Presentation of Personal Objects:

- Facilitate the presentation of personal objects, encouraging participants to share their items one by one.

- Guide participants by asking supportive questions to elucidate the meaning behind each object, such as: Who does the object belong to? Why was this specific object chosen? What memories does it evoke? Allow participants the freedom to choose how they wish to present themselves through their chosen object—whether verbally, through movement, drawing, or any other form of interaction. - After a participant shares their story, invite them to select an object from the table that they are curious to learn more about. The owner of the chosen object then introduces themselves and shares the story behind their item. - Repeat this process until all participants have introduced themselves, and each object on the table has been discussed.