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Experiencing Displacement: Using art therapy to address xenophobia in South Africa

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Abstract:

In May 2008 South Africa experienced a wave of xenophobic violence. Thousands of people were displaced and forced to seek shelter in local community centres. Michelle Atlas describes the experience of Lefika La Phodiso, a Johannesburg-based art therapy centre, which provided counselling and debriefing to residents at one of the refugee camps. Recognizing the need to advocate and transform experiences of hopelessness and helplessness within the camps, Lefika curated ‘Safe Spaces at Safe Shelters’, a multi-dimensional exhibition that explored experiences of displacement and xenophobia.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/dev.2009.74

Publication date: December 1, 2009

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