Caravan Circus Network. (9 February 2023). Circus as intercultural encounter: The completion of a 3-year project by Caravan Social Circus Network. Circus Talk.
One of the main insights we want to share is our own approximation to intercultural encounters. That is we understand ‘working towards the intercultural encounter’ as a journey, as a process rather than a fixed state or a place we thrive to reach.
The Caravan Network project ‘Circus as Intercultural Encounter,’ 2019-2022, sought to promote intercultural dialogue and strengthen knowledge and acceptance of diversity in society by advancing the capacity of social circus trainers. The team behind the project, which included members from a wide range of countries, built upon Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed, and Augosto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed to design a new training program. The particularly nicely designed guidebook they prepared is intended to be adapted by other organizations for their own needs, and so would be a useful tool in teaching about intercultural competence more generally.