Fruits of Friendship

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In 2012, I co-facilitated Fruits of Friendship, a creative collaboration that aimed to form positive relationships between student volunteers and immigrants incarcerated at the women’s prison of San Joaquín, Santiago, Chile.

As creative associate, I worked with collaborators from the immigrant support service, Ciudadano Global, to design and deliver a 3-month series of group sessions, intended to sensitise citizens to issues surrounding immigration and generate instances of companionship among ‘immigrants’ and ‘Chileans’ in Santiago.

We held weekly reflective meetings for a select team of student volunteers, exploring themes related to the migrant reality in Santiago. Together we co-facilitated parallel participatory arts workshops with the migrant community of women in the prison, exchanging stories in order to create a safe space for personal growth, as well as an artistic document to communicate our experiences.

More documentation: Fruits of Friendship Booklet

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