Participatory Art Methodologies

    The innovative and transdisciplinary Participatory Art Sessions in Amsterdam

  • WHAT is PAM?

    PAMS is a series of monthly long-weekend gatherings about Participatory Art Methodologies in Amsterdam focused on innovative and transdisciplinary methodologies in the field of Participatory Arts.


    The sessions are focused on the KNOW HOW. The invitees will share their working experience and creative findings and the participants will have the chance to learn how to apply those elements to their own practices.

    WHO is PAM for?

    PAMS is for Social Workers, Therapists, Educators and Artists who are interested in group dynamics, activism and/or creation under shared authorship – as well as students in these fields.

  • Experience and embody participatory pedagogies in & for your own professional practice!

    15 hours

    A total of 15 hours per PAM's session

    12 Participants

    A total of 12 Participants per PAM's session

    3 days

    Friday evening (19:00-22:00) - Get acquainted

    Saturday (10:00-18:00) - Get to know the tool

    Sunday morning 10:00-13:00 - Apply the tool

    180 Eur

    Each PAM costs

    Regular fee 180 euros

    Student fee 120 euros

  • PAMs

    All the information about who, what and when?

    Proprioception Applied to Movement Practitioners

    - Presence and Consciousness of the Body -


    March 23rd-25th, 2018



    The practice is dedicated to expanding and exchanging the experiences of the study of the body. It is an experiential investigation and training to enhance body consciousness, applied to each students’ abilities, knowledge and practices.



    Prof. Dr. Monica Braga Marçal.

    She studied Theâtre et Arts du Spectacle at University Paris III, Sorbonne, Paris. She is member of the Department of Arts and
    professor at the Professional Master of Arts at the Instituto Federal de
    Educação, Ciencia e Tecnologia do Ceará - Brazil. Her research focuses on Proprioception, body consciousness, body expression, emotion expression, body readying and posture. Her current work aims to understand how variation is generated in proprioceptive structures of body, by developing new and effective techniques to detect spontaneous changes in the body posture.

  • Movement Practices and Non-Violent Communication


    May 25th – 27th, 2018



    Empathic communication is about dealing with the ways of how to enter and maintain relationships through authentic expression, connecting with others and ourselves by letting authenticity, vulnerability and intimacy lead the way. Based on the NVC (Non-Violent Communication) methodology, this session explores communication, connection and awareness through movement and empathy practices.



    Jana Burger is specialist in Intercultural Communication and Theatre Pedagogy (University of Ljubljana/University of Miami). She lives in-between Berlin and Ljubljana; and works as a facilitator of Participatory Art Methods in areas of conflict resolution, mediation, youth work and body movement. Her workshops have been thematically focused on intergeneration, intercultural dialog and feminism. She is CNVC-certified by Marshall Rosenberg (The Center for Nonviolent Communication) and trained in the Theatre of the Oppressed techniques.

  • Laugh, love, learn

    - Clown and Deconstructing Humanity Through Play -


    Dr. Melissa Caminha is a Brazilian professional clown, art educator and professor in the Performing Arts Degree at ERAM University School – University of Girona (Catalonia, Spain). She is an interdisciplinary researcher, with publications on clowning, art education and cultural politics. She has been teaching and performing for different audiences in Brazil and Spain. She has as artistic research lines:
    clowning, mime, physical theater and performance. Her theoretical research lines are theater, performance, circus, art education, visual culture, cultural pedagogies, cultural politics, gender studies and arts-based research. She is currently developing her first solo clown show, inspired by feminist and queer theories and artistic practices. The Cunt Clown Show is fruit of her PhD on Women Clowns, developed at the doctoral program in Arts and Education, at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Barcelona, and directed by the master clown Jango Edwards. She also has been intensely working as mother for almost three years, researching motherhood experience and politics of love and caring.


    June 22nd – 24th, 2018



    Clowning has been a millenary art practiced all around the world, adopting different forms and representations in different cultures. It has always been related to transgression, subversion, transformation and healing. Today, clowns are performing everywhere: in circus, theaters, streets, hospitals, conflict zones and special educational programs of social intervention. Contemporary clowning starts to develop solid collaborations with education and health fields. These sessions aim to create clowning moments, so the participants can experience comic principles and techniques to work in groups, as well as to discuss several concepts related to clown, feminist and queer theories - difference, humanity, monstrosity, vulnerability, empowerment, subversion, resistance, transformation, among others.

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