This webinar occurred live on Saturday 23 May 2020
The webinar aims to exchange experiences and expertise on arts education in humanitarian programmes through 3 points of view. It is recognized that artistic practices are a source of well-being and would help to develop this potential, especially among young people and children in war zones and situations of displacement (refugee camps, etc.). The emergency humanitarian system provides child protection and education programmes in emergency situations carried out by United Nations organizations and international and national NGOs. These programmes often rely on artistic practices to develop non-formal, alternative and more responsive methods of education. Through this webinar, we propose to three participants who have facilitated and/or observed workshops on artistic practices in humanitarian interventions to share their practices, their reflections on the issues at stake and their advice.
- PowerPoint Presentations:
- Arts education in emergency humanitarian aid: educational issues with young people living in camps in conflict areas in the Middle East
- IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings – IASC (2017)
- Manual on communities-based mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies and displacement – IOM (2019)
- What is the evidence on the role of the arts in improving mental health and well-being? A scoping review – WHO (2019).
- Arte Pro website
- Albane Buriel, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada
- Manon Le Flour, Mental Health and Psychosocial Coordinator, Jordan
- Joel Alessandra, comic book artist, France
- Luz C. Pro, founder and director of Arte Pro, Mexico
Albane Buriel is a doctoral student at the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi (UQAC). She is a specialist in the fields of humanitarian aid, artistic practices and education in conflict zones. She is a consultant to humanitarian organizations for arts and creative education as a didactician and trainer for non-formal education practitioners in emergency situations (Syria and Iraq recently). She is currently working on a participatory action research in her fields of interest to understand the artistic experiences of young people in post-conflict Arab countries.
Manon Le Flour is Clinical Psychologist graduated from France in 2013 and had developed her practice abroad since. She became a Mental Health Specialist in humanitarian aid with a strategic and operational experience in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environments as Republic of Congo, Iraq and Lebanon working for different INGOs. Recently, she worked with Médecins du Monde in Central African Republic for 15 months where she was in charge of implementing Mental Health and Psychosocial Support activities integrated in a Health and Gender Based Violence program for displaced people and host communities. She is currently based in Amman, Jordan, looking for a new professional challenge and developing a new platform to discuss psychology and expatriation named “Psy & Mobilité”.
JOËL ALESSANDRA was born in Marseille in 1967. He graduated from the Boulle school in Paris, in interior architecture. It was in Italy that he published his first stories in the famous magazine Il Grifo. Frequent traveler, he has published several works directly inspired by his experience as Art Director at the French Cultural Center in Djibouti from 1989 to 1991. He is the author of more than 30 comic books and travel diaries, mainly around themes related to the African continent. Joël Alessandra regularly travels abroad and more particularly to Africa for interventions around drawing and comics in Cultural Centers and French Alliances. He also collaborates on many collective albums, does illustration for advertising and communication and works on numerous web-documentaries combining comics and reporting (CF. Revue XXI, Soif, Little Burma “Le Monde.fr”).
Luz C. Pro is the founder and director of Arte Pro - After more than ten years of entrepreneurship and six of them in social impact, Pro creates unique platforms to connect multidisciplinary talent for social good. She has worked in many European capitals, is fluent in five languages, and has studied in Potsdam, Germany. She has dedicated nearly two decades working together with artists, and in 2014, she founded Arte Pro, an art and mindfulness program that shows strong scientific evidence of having the largest positive impact on children's mental and emotional health. Most notably, Luz C. Pro was the first Mexican panelist at the 2017 symposium of the AMADE, directed by Princess Caroline of Monaco, where she talked about her work with children born in prison. In 2018, Arte Pro and its methodology were awarded by the Y2Y, World Bank Group. In 2019, she held a panel at the International Assembly of Educators without Borders on Art and Education as Social Intervention.