There is at present a turn towards the arts in social theory and practice as seen in arts based research, visual culture and anthropology, in indigenous, decolonizing and action based research methods, in social media and community arts, and in playback and community theatre, photo-voice, arts therapy and outsider arts, to name a few. Arts are particularly suited for researching transitions, as they have always used to mobilize a system through a transition because they enable dealing with the past in symbolic form, and reconstructing a vision of the future. Arts enable to create an embodied phenomenological and complex gestalt that helps to manage transferring knowledge, allocating limited resources, and integrating complex cultural levels to reach joint benefits in an integrative form. This symposium is made up of members of a special interest group in the arts in social work at ECSWR, and we are now publishing an edited book together on how arts are used in social work. We aim to connect between social work and the arts on a deep theoretical level, as a methodology to enable to create research on transitions and as a potential new core competency and vision-in social work research education and practice. This panel will cover a broad range of the ways that arts can help to capture the elusive and multifaceted nature of transitions.
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2018|
|Event||8th European Conference for Social Work Resaerch, Edinburgh - University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom|
Duration: 18 Apr 2018 → 20 Apr 2018
|Conference||8th European Conference for Social Work Resaerch, Edinburgh|
|Period||18/04/18 → 20/04/18|
Levy, S. (2018). Social Work Learning from, Connecting to and Mediating Access to Inclusive Arts Practice: Arts as a Transitional Space within Social Work Research. Paper presented at 8th European Conference for Social Work Resaerch, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.