Workshop 28 – Money Workshop

Description:
Why do we prefer not to talk about money?
Why do conversations always become tense when the topic of money is finally discussed?
How come there is so much taboo around this topic?

In this workshop we will explore our own and societies relationship with money.
Through reflective, interactive and active exersises we invite you to step into conversation with yourself and with others around the topic of money.
With the intention to soften and to break open this topic that sometimes determines our lifes but seems always a taboo to talk about.

Stephanie and Esmée met while they were both studying at the Youth Initiative Program in Sweden. They connected in their questions around the topic of money. During YIP they created a workshop series exploring these questions around money.  

Stephanie Blake is a searcher for new understanding and ways of connection. She studied Philosophy for her undergraduate and Social Entrepreneurship at the Youth Initiative Program in Sweden. Currently she is completing a masters in Cultural Anthropology with a focus on sustainability, now doing fieldwork surrounding the issue of food insecurity in Scotland. 

“I’m working with this topic of money with a wish to move into these new places of vulnerability and understanding that we can reach when moving into these spaces together.”

Esmée Begemann is a theatre director, culture maker and storyteller. She studied Theatre Directing in Brussels at the Royal Institute for Theatre Cinema and Sound and Social Entrepreneurship at the Youth Initiative Program in Sweden.
Currently she is busy setting up (theatre)projects in The Netherlands on shifting narratives around the colonial and slave history of The Netherlands. 

“I feel the topic of money is one that naturally becomes part of these discussions around equity, trauma, narrative, racism, colonialism and the way we choose to relate to each other.”