Global Peacebuilders Summit

P_ SPINE

Since 2018 the Culture Counts Foundation has initiated and organized the Global Peacebuilders Summit (GPS), bringing together renowned personalities from (post-)conflict regions and experienced peace builders from all around the world. They work directly on peace processes, are connected internationally and interested in a global discourse on the role of civil society in peace processes. During the GPS 2018 in Paretz, 30 German and international peace builders came together in small groups to discuss conflicts, approaches to conciliation and their different countries political contexts. On this occasion CREATUALS designed an unique ritual, the P_SPINE.

 

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WROTE IN A WAX SHEET WITH A WHITE FEATHER …
KNEAD THE WAX INTO A SHAPE…
TRANSFORMED IT INTO DIFFERENT SYMBOLIC SHAPES DURING THE WEEK..
MOLDED IT ONE MORE TIME ON THE FINAL DAY. NOW INTO A BUILDING-BLOCK…
CASTED THE WAX BLOCK INTO PLASTER (POURED INTO A FLOWER POT)…
MADE A FIRE, HEATED THE POTS AND POURED OUT THE FLUID WAX…
FILLED THE HOLLOW SPACE (THE MOLD) WITH TIN…
SHARED OUR STORIES ON WHAT WE HAD WRITTEN IN THE WAX…
DESTROYED THE POTS AND FOUND A TREASURE (OUR BUILDING BLOCK)…
BUILD A SILVER ‘PEACE SPINE’…

…LIVING AND UNDERSTANDING A POWERFUL MOMENT…._ WE STAND STRONG TOGETHER.

 

MOLDED IT ONE MORE TIME ON THE FINAL DAY. NOW INTO A BUILDING-BLOCK…
CASTED THE WAX BLOCK INTO PLASTER (POURED INTO A FLOWER POT)…
MADE A FIRE, HEATED THE POTS AND POURED OUT THE FLUID WAX…

 

SHARED OUR STORIES ON WHAT WE HAD WRITTEN IN THE WAX…
DESTROYED THE POTS AND FOUND A TREASURE  (OUR BUILDING BLOCK)…
_WE BUILD A SILVER ‘PEACE SPINE’…

…LIVING AND UNDERSTANDING A POWERFUL MOMENT…._ WE STAND STRONG TOGETHER.