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An invitation to participate in a Women's project that originated in Colombia...

Cuerpos Gramaticales - The Sowing of Life,  is inspired by a Agroarte Colombia project that began in Comuna 13, Medellin, which uses the arts, body, memory and the land to contribute to reconciliation, dialogue, healing, sharing experiences and stories, meeting new people while being creative and celebrating diversity. The project migrated to Barcelona with the Colombian diaspora and will now take place in Mid Ulster area Northern Ireland 2020. A series of preparation workshops will take place March - May 2020.

This project will be a process of creative workshop and encounters with different women, and migrants groups, Agroarte young people from different diasporas and will end with a final 'public performance' during which the project's participants are collectively "planting" themselves with flowers into the ground in a public place to create catharsis. See videos below. 

There is a depth to the project around Truth & Memory which will be facilitated by professionals. Participants who will get involved will design the whole process and decide their own reasons for taking part in the planting: healing, protest, a symbol of planting new family roots in the area, connecting with the land, letting go, starting a new life, forgiveness, celebrate their migration process, etc.

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Project workshops will take place in Mid-Ulster (Cookstown, Dungannon, Maghera & Magherafelt) with some planning meetings in Belfast as guests flying in will stay in IBIS Belfast City Centre Hotel.

Participant introduction activities scheduled to begin 19th - 22 March 2020 in Dungannon with special guest street artist VaneMG (Colombian) and guest from UK & Ireland Truth Commission. Please email beyondskinoffice@gmail.com to be included in updates.

The core of project workshops facilitated by visiting members of Agroatre will taking place 18 - 25 April, 9 -16 May and 23 - 30 May. 

Project Promotional Trailer

Guerpos Gramaticales "Sowing of Life" in Barcelona.

The project will delivered by Beyond Skin and Agroarte in partnership with International Catalan Institute for Peace, Fotosynthesis and Mid Ulster Council.

This is a futyoures project.