Kunst som alternativ arena for en social indsats: seks bærende elementer, der gør en forskel for unge på kanten af samfundet

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    The formal educational system has become a focal point in social work dealing with inclusion of youth on the edge of society. However, many young people on the edge find it difficult to make sense of formal education, which to a great extend is detached from the rest of their lives. In this article, we focus on an alternative social arena working to improve the quality of life among youth on the edge. Based on a recent study, the article focuses on young people in community art projects, and it analyses how the projects make a difference for them. The article introduces six core elements present in young people’s accounts about how art can work across art forms and projects.
    Original languageDanish
    Article number6
    JournalTidsskriftet Norges Barnevern
    Issue number1-2
    Pages (from-to)70-85
    Number of pages15
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2019


    • youth on the edge
    • community art projects
    • empowerment
    • social change
    • art practices
    • alternative social arenas
    • youth
    • art
    • social work
    • societal changes

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