The potential of co-creation, making and gifting in engaging family members in juvenile restorative cases

Clair Aldington

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Space2face is an arts and RJ project in the Shetland Islands, Scotland (UK). Clair Aldington, artist and accredited restorative practitioner, currently doing a PhD at Northumbria University, and mediator Alyson Halcrow co-founded the project in 2008 and continue to jointly manage it. It is now an independent charity and received a Restorative Practices (UK) Award in 2016 for its work in criminal justice. The poster will detail three case studies they have facilitated in which restorative and creative making processes were used to address in family the harm committed by under 25 year olds. In all three cases, making and co-creation were used to engage both the person responsible and the persons harmed (family members). The co-created artefacts were gifted to the other person/s involved as part of direct or indirect restorative meetings. The poster will refer to current literature and research around co-creation and co-production in the different disciplines of criminology and craft, art and design and explore the validity of this method as part of restorative work. An article of Space2face’s initiatives has been published in the booklet “Restorative Imagination: Artistic Pathways. Ideas and experiences at the intersection between art and restorative justice” (EFRJ, 2017).
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2018
EventExpanding the Restorative Imagination: Restorative justice between realities and visions in Europe and beyond - Tirana, Albania
Duration: 14 Jun 201816 Jun 2019
Conference number: 10


ConferenceExpanding the Restorative Imagination
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