They say “it takes a village to raise a child.” In keeping with our ongoing commitment to impact producing, while bringing to birth such a multifaceted ‘child’ as the Congo Tales project, we needed many allies, guides and support along the way. To uncover and develop native stories through the eyes of children deep in the rainforest, we needed a strong community of dedicated and skilled individuals. To insure the health of this child, we needed a “village.” Deborah, better known as “Tartaruga Feliz”, was a very important part of this village, playing a vital role in the development stage of our project. In the very early stages of this work’s inception, she journeyed to Congo to volunteer within and also to teach the teacher program with SPAC. By initiating creative storytelling workshops that focused on character design, she was able to tap into a remarkable reserve of creative potential within the children of Odzala. Using her advanced skills in early childhood development, the results were remarkable and became a big inspiration for the project and its creative progression. …
How can we approach technology differently? There has to be a balance. You should be aware of what you’re doing online and why you’re doing it at all times. You owe it to yourself to not be in “automatic mode”. If you try and do that for a while you’ll find that the unhappiness (if there is any) is coming from a much deeper place than your screen.
I wrote an article about my workshop at the Tate Britain for the Institute of Imagination.
I was interviewed by Justina Čiačytė, a first year Graphic Design student at UAL Camberwell, about Virtual Reality and its consequences on society.
It feels to me that it has become a cliché for people to say things like “failing is not a bad thing” or “there’s no such thing as failures”. But do you know why?
I was interviewed by Anna Keune, a researcher from the Indiana University in the US, about my work with Glück Workshops.
An article about my first time working with children that live in the middle of the rainforest in the Congo basin.
In this beautiful video, a child tell us about life, love, school and what it feels to be a child. It always makes me rethink my concepts and how much children are judged as ‘less’ by our societal structures.