Art & Activism
Visual articulations of trauma
The voice of lived experience
A space for open conversations
A step toward positive change
Exhibitions, film screenings, and performances that explore visual articulations of the impact of trauma on mind, brain, and body, and revisit narratives of survival, healing, and growth.
More than artworks, these events bring together the voices of trauma survivors to occupy our sociocultural scene with stories that do not shy away from the lived experience of trauma. This creative voice is a testimony not only of the reality and complexity of violence, abuse, and neglect, but also, and more importantly, it is a testimony of resilience, empowerment, and hope. We weave out of our vulnerability the strength to confront what society is reluctant to accept and we turn our insight into a stepping stone toward positive change.
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Created by Laura
This is a selection of a continuously evolving collection
Curated by Laura
Nobody wants to remember trauma. In that regard society is no different from the survivors themselves. We all want to live in a world that is safe, manageable, and predictable, and survivors remind us that this is not always the case. In order to understand trauma, we have to overcome our natural reluctance to confront that reality and cultivate the courage to listen to the testimonies of survivors.
Bessel Van Der Kolk