Leeds-based artist and trainee art psychotherapist Thahmina Begum has designed a bespoke series of workshops to invite participants to consider our relationships with one another and how we perceive and are perceived by other people. Begum’s aim is to explore a broad spectrum of emotional responses, including “words of anger, grief, forgiveness, belonging, empathy and love” in order to find a place where we can acknowledge difference whilst focussing on what binds us together as human beings. Central to the workshops will be a sculptural piece by Begum around visualising social hierarchies in an increasingly polarised society and how these structures can impact how we feel.
With lived experience of racism, Begum navigates and unpicks issues of difference and creates a safe space to discuss, reflect and come together. As well as being open to the public, invited groups, including the Barnardo’s Positive Identities LGBTQIA+ youth group working with YSP Learning, will participate.
Find out more here: ysp.org.uk/events/thahmina-begum-walk-a-mile-in-my-shoes
More on Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s Summer of Love: ysp.org.uk/exhibitions/the-summer-of-love
Thahmina Begum, Colour Pallette at The Tetley. Photo Marina Ghevondjan_1