Reflecting on the role of nature during the COVID-19 pandemic – using creativity and creative activity to build nature-based narratives for the co-production of NBS.

Event posted by Fiona Cooper
Wednesday, 24 November 2021
A Coruña, Spain

Join us in A Corona on November 24, 2021

Connecting Nature Workshop

Description of the KT workshop:  On November 24th, we will be running one-day Sarajevo Process for CN partners and participants beyond CN.  This session will provide participants with an opportunity to experience this innovative co-production process.  The Sarajevo Process is a co-creative, arts-based engagement process developed within the Connecting Nature project. Its name reflects its co-creative character as it was piloted and tested in Sarajevo in March 2020. It was then taken to Nicosia where it went through a similar co-creative process and was delivered in September 2020. The nature of co-creation has meant that each time, it was developed in collaboration with the cities, to suit the needs, and engage with the nature of each city.

The Sarajevo process uses a number of methods – memory work, immersion in nature, embodied reflection, eco-therapy, and body mapping – to help capture our lived experiences and build our stories in and with nature.  The process is designed to establish or re-establish connections with nature within cities.  As each of the cities within the Connecting Nature project work towards their own Nature-based solution exemplars, the process aims to revitalise connections to nature and provide a useful tool for engagement. Part of the process has also been tested in an online format, to respond to the current circumstances and consider the role of nature during the time of Covid-19.  The process invites creative encounters with the past, present and future, providing space for imaginative and innovative storytelling by the participants themselves.

For this session, the process is designed around a shared experience that all participants will have had some part of (i.e., COVID-19). Participants will be facilitated through the key elements that comprise the process.  Together, we will build a shared narrative/story reflecting on our experiences of COVID-19 and nature’s role during this moment in time.