‘We really have quite a lot to say …’: Fostering agency of youth with asylum-seeking backgrounds by arts-based methods and dialogue as actions of empathy

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Abstract

This chapter reflects on the potentialities of interdisciplinary and multiprofessional arts-based methods (ABM) and dialogues by addressing empathy in a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisational context to foster the agency of youth with asylum-seeking backgrounds and to deconstruct the social divisions. It discusses empathy in terms of actions and dialogues with youth to strengthen their capabilities and creativity and to gain more control over their own lives. Interconnectedness on a social level took multiple forms, intersecting with societal, cultural, economic, ethnic and gendered structures. Social interconnectivity as an aspect of empathy builds on mutual respect and support in a creative space and unique time and place. The reflections on empathy through action provide in-depth insights for utilising ABM in developing professional tools that strengthen social and environmental interconnectedness and promote the holistic well-being of youth.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmpathy and Business Transformation
EditorsMelanie Sarantou, Satu Miettinen
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter2
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-003-22755-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-032-13076-7 , 978-1-032-13078-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Field of science

  • Visual arts and design

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