Philosophy for Communities
An interview with Susannah from Ignite Imaginations
I work with Ignite Imaginations as a creative facilitator in participatory arts. We did this interview as a short introduction to how I use Philosophy for Communities as a way into creative practice.
philosophical enquiry: facilitating creativity
exploring big ideas
responding to art and exhibits
exploring ideas together in galleries and museums
thinking and talking together
creating original work
creative writing workshops
developing ideas and themes for
with groups of all ages
I love finding new and exciting ways to get people thinking, talking and writing together
I've been facilitating groups since I was a teenager. In my work life I trained as a mediator and practiced in a variety of contexts including criminal justice, family work and training peer mediators in schools. As a member of the national team of Organisational Change Facilitators with Action for Children I completed advanced facilitation training with circleindigo.
In 2018 I achieved my long time ambition to complete an MA in Creative Writing and during that year also formalised my use of Philosophy for Communities facilitation through SAPERE accredited training. A year working with Ignite Imaginations in community and partictipatory arts provided the practical element of my creative apprenticeship.
My facilitation is grounded in long experience, honed by practice of philosophical enquiry and open to new collaborative possibilities.