A hundred people will benefit from Interferences, an initiative organised by uTOpia Barcelona.
The Ramon Molinas Foundation is collaborating with uTOpia Barcelona with the objective of using the performing arts to empower people with intellectual disabilities and/or have experienced mental health problems. Under the name of Inferences (Inteferencias), the programme aims to empower the exchange of experiences through creation and artistic workshops, without closing the door to people interested in learning more about mental disorders, pathologies that affect one in every four people according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Inferences is part of a theatrical movement called Theatre of the Oppressed, created by Agusto Boal in the 1960s. This movement analyses the oppression suffered by people and utilises pedagogy including the mechanism of liberation as a tool towards social transformation. Through a series of techniques including games and group dynamics, participants are able to reflect and analyse the oppression that they are subjected to, in order to combat it and become the protagonists in their own lives.
The initiative, lasting twelve months, has a hundred participants that are distributed into six creative groups that work in parallel in different places and contexts in the city of Barcelona. This division encourages new forms of sharing, communicating and the creation of ideas that help the participants become more decisive and autonomous, providing them with the opportunity to resolve conflicts through self-control, self-confidence and self-esteem.
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