Compass were delighted to welcome Anna Kontpoulou from the University of Reading, and her students Charlotte Thomas and Molly Talbot as they delivered a two-week, two-session iCare Art Workshop exploring the ‘Concept of Care’.
This was part of a wider project; Reading Assembly: Care an open research community project that connects grass roots community groups, artists, educators, academic researchers, and students from different departments of the University of Reading (Art, Film, Theatre, Television, Architecture) to come together as co-investigators on urgent issues around ‘care’.
In the workshops, Compass students were invited to bring forth an item that meant something to them, which started conversations about “caring for ourselves and others”. They explored and discussed what has helped them through the difficulties of Covid-19 and personal stories of recovery.
Compass Recovery College students developed creative works during the workshops and you can see them here