Change is a part of life. Even if we have not moved house, city or country, our identity is ever changing. It is rooted in our social, emotional and cultural histories.
The inner and external journeys navigated both in the distant past and the present day by ourselves and by our ancestors inform our sense of self. They are revealed or hidden in our personal and cultural belief systems, our values and attitudes and our ways of being in the world.
Mapping our emotional and social histories can provide us with deeper insights into who we are and where we come from, a process which provides us with greater self-understanding and increased agency over where we are going.
This set of cards has been designed as a resource to stimulate creative exploration around themes relating to personal, family and cultural changes and transitions. The topics included reflect key aspects of social and emotional learning.
They can be used in group or individual therapeutic work; in school, college, workshop, gallery, museum or home settings; and are relevant for children and adults alike.
The cards themselves featre work by a diverse range of established and emerging international artists such as Fiona Tan, Hew Locke, Allora & Calzadilla, Lucy Orta and Zineb Sedira among others.