Kenneth Balfelt: “Everybody is an expert on her/his own needs”.

Author: Josipa Bubas

Developing innovative program, creative participatory methods, new tools, encouraging the creativity of individuals as well as raising aspirations are both foundation and purpose of PAIC activities. The project is devoted to exploration of art-based and creative methods of expression through interaction with the environment, culture, and heritage while building social, cultural and intellectual capacities and improving skills of all involved, all with an aim to develop renewable culture. Here, creativity is perceived as transformative skill and a means for social action, inspiring groups and individuals to take active role in society, creating networks of community members, artist and experts. During our visit to Copenhagen, Danish artist Kenneth Balfelt told us: “Everybody is an expert on her/his own needs”. Along this line, PAIC approach is to create and build with and for community, creating platform for creative interaction where artists take their tools and methods as the starting point, community brings their narratives and together they implant dots of creativity in social processes, then developing them into lines and networks that will strengthen groups and individuals and incite more creative engagement of all involved.

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