1st Edition

Arts-Based Interventions and Social Change in Europe

Edited By Andrea Kárpáti Copyright 2024
    254 Pages 20 Color & 50 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book presents 23 successful arts-based efforts to respond to social problems experienced by disadvantaged communities.

    The arts are a powerful means of fighting discrimination, marginalisation, neglect and even poverty. The educational programmes described in these chapters help stakeholders find solutions which are research-based, adaptable, repeatable and sustainable. Social problems that are addressed in this book include children living with physical challenges; suffering from financial and educational poverty; elderly women suffering from solitude; migrants facing a strange and not always welcoming cultural context; Roma youth fighting negative stereotypes and many more. Revealing the interconnectedness between social, economic and cultural exclusion, contributors planned interventions to develop skills, strengthen identities and build communities.

    This book will be of interest to scholars working in the visual arts, art education, design education, drama and theatre education and museum pedagogy.

    The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons [Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND)] 4.0 license.



    Introduction:  Arts-based social interventions: policy-oriented results of the AMASS project: Introduction to the case studies

    Andrea Kárpáti and Raphael Vella

    Part I. Visual arts for social inclusion

    1. Dialogical correspondence of socially engaged participatory arts research project

    Paul Wilson, Tang Tang and Ki Woong Nam

    2. Dialogue as social sculpture: a visual method of graphic-ethnography for storytelling. Exploring Participation and Collaboration in Research and Socially Engaged Arts

    Paul Wilson, Tang Tang and Ki Woong Nam

    3. Building relationships through arts: Two case studies in Portugal

    Teresa Eca and Ângela Saldanha

    4.  Mathematics through art: Developing spatial skills and digital literacy of children with learning challenges through visual arts education

    Erika Kugler and Andrea Kárpáti

    5.  Engaging youth through visuals

    Amna Qureshi

    6. Searching for beauty: Art at a distance

    Magdalena Novotná and Marie Fulková 

    7. Cut for New Times: Emancipatory effects of artistic open form

    Magdalena Novotná and Marie Fulková 

    8. Studying the impact of a collaborative art workshop on social inclusion

     Raphael Vella and Milosh Raykov

    Part II. Drama-based interventions for social inclusion

    9.  Developing and evaluating a theatre project for youth with intellectual disabilities

    Raphael Vella et al.

    10. Combatting ageism through participation in a theatre-making process and performance

    Isabelle Gatt 

    Part III. Environmental and design education projects to promote social integration and environmental appropriation

    11. SoftPowerArt: Tackling environmental and societal conflicts

    Maria Huhmarniemi, Satu Miettinen and Melanie Sarantou

    12. Telling the truth: Guerilla art and community engagement in Malta

    Margerita Pulè et al.

    13.  Crossing bridges and being together

    Ângela Saldanha and Teresa Eca

    14.  Spatial skills development for socially challenged children: An in-service art teacher training programme

    Anna Eplényi et al.

    15. AMASS-AMAS-WEIRD: Community-based art education project in the Sápmi area, Finland

    Mirja Hiltunen

    Part IV. Media-based social interventions: Film, photography, and social media for empowerment and inclusion

    16.  #daimieiocchi: Participatory photography workshops for marginalised young people in Italy: Theoretical foundations and methods

    Carolina Gutiérrez Novoa and Silvia Remotti

    17. #daimieiocchi: Participatory Photography Workshops for marginalised young people in Italy: Collaborative creation and results

    Carolina Gutiérrez Novoa and Silvia Remotti

    18. Cultural empowerment through social media: The Roma Cultural Influencer Project

    Andrea Kárpáti et al.

    Part V. Social interventions in nonformal settings

    19.  Is money a dirty word? The entrepreneurial worlds of art and sculpting

    Melanie Sarantou and Niina Karvinen

    20.  Museum: the bridge between art and society: Museum education program and teacher training at the Ludwig Museum

    Zsófia Somogyi-Rohonczy

    21.  Glass is a treasure! Teaching art and culture at a primary school with Roma pupils

    Marie Fulková and Magdalena Novotná

    22. Cut for New Times: A collaborative project at the School for the Deaf and the Museum of Decorative Art in Prague

    Marie Fulková and Magdalena Novotná

    23. SENsational art: An educational program for children with behavioural issues and Special Educational Needs (SEN) and an in-service training program for their teachers at the Hungarian National Gallery

    Zsófia Albrecht



    Andrea Kárpáti is a Professor at the Institute of Marketing and Communication Science and the Head of the Visual Culture Research Group at Corvinus University of Budapest.