The landscape of questions

25. Mai, 08:00

 Anti-oppressive approach to interviews

In this one day workshop we are going to explore the practice of crafting questions from an ethic of anti-oppressive co-research. Poh will share examples of practice and some theoretical ideas that can accompany us in unpacking our relationships with questions and interviews. 

To ensure that it is grounded in your contextual experience you will be invited to bring along your current project/practice as a beginning point on the landscape.

Together we will locate questions that surround you and the topic of your project  to untangle the various expectations, demands and ideas in operation. We will consider crafting preferred and unexpected questions. We will look at what might get in the way of asking questions. We will consider ideas and practices around scaffolding, structuring safety, attending to  power and navigating liminality. 

Details: 1 day workshop

Participants: 20 

Who is this workshop for?    Film makers, artists and people engaged in creative, academic, therapeutic or community practices - in all their varied forms and approaches. People who are currently navigating what questions they want to ask, why and how in their context.

Venue: Filmhaus: Maybachstraße 111, 50670 Köln

Date/time: Thursday 25th May 2023

10am - 6pm (incl. lunch break)

Costs: 30 €

Narrative Therapy

Narrative therapy is a collection of anti-oppressive, social justice practices. Narrative therapy seeks to invite through collaborative inquiry an understanding of people’s lives which offers multi-storied accounts and often shines light on the alternative, neglected stories that have been overshadowed by one particular dominant story. 

Through drawing attention to the ways in which we are shaped by our experiences, relationships and wider socio-political discourse we can step into creative possibilities for life and identity. In honouring personal, family and cultural practices and legacies we can find local ways of staying connected to ideas, values, intentions and commitments that sustain us through difficult times. 

Coloured by images, metaphors, significant figures and embodied experience narrative therapy attends to the multifaceted telling of stories that moves us closer to our preferred way of being in the world.

Concept and Realization

Poh Lin Lee 

Poh comes to the practice through multiple experiences and relationships as a narrative therapy practitioner, social worker, co-researcher of injustice/trauma/displacement, writer, teacher, film protagonist and creative consultant.

Poh has been engaged in therapeutic co-research with people and communities responding to themes of experience such as family and state violence, displacement (from rights, land, home, body, identity, relationships), liminality and reclaiming practices of staying with experience and preference. Creative and therapeutic fields intersected for Poh whilst working with people seeking asylum within a film project with director Gabrielle Brady, Island of the Hungry Ghosts (2018).

Poh is currently on the teaching faculty of Dulwich Centre; the teaching faculty & Board of Re-authoring Teaching; honorary clinical fellow of the School of Social Work, University of Melbourne and a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Latin American Journal of Clinical Social Work. Poh is a sessional facilitator for KHM Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Germany; Dokomotive Collective Cologne, Germany; VCA Film and Television, Australia; Attagirl for female and non-binary filmmakers; DocX Archive Lab Duke University, North Carolina and The Flaherty, New York, USA. 

Registration and Payment:  

Open until 12th of  May

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