Eine soziale Kunst des Gedenkens
Lebensmosaike is a sociocultural project concept that aims to bring friends and strangers together to form new communities, facilitating peer support, inspiration, and creativity while exploring meaningful bereavement rituals. By celebrating a departed life with bespoke artwork displayed in public spaces, we create lasting connections within the community.
Through extensive research, we have developed a unique methodology that involves using theatrical elements and alternative mechanisms for processing grief in a community context. This approach is designed to be implemented in future projects, addressing the need for meaningful and enriching grief work.
Our motivation stems from personal experiences and concern for our communities, particularly in the face of challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic, which has complicated the grieving process for many.
In the future, we plan to create a toolkit that will make our methodology available worldwide. We are deeply committed to finding proactive and innovative ways to meet the human need for support and connection during times of loss. If you are interested in collaborating with us or learning more about Lebensmosaike, please feel free to reach out.
MEET THE TEAM
Artistic Director & Project Manager
Shir is a performance maker and collaborator based in London, working in both Performing Arts and Participatory Arts sectors. She is an award winning Director and Dramaturg who also works as Writer, Translator and Mentor in Europe and the Middle East since 2002. Since 2014, Shir has been combining her work in the arts sector with a lifelong commitment to human rights activism, through devising and delivering bespoke participatory arts projects with refugees, adults experiencing homelessness, Roma communities, marginalised people, people accessing health and mental health services, young people not accessing work or education, and young people experiencing difficulty with speech, language and communication skills.
Shir believes that artists and art organisations have a civic duty and a role to play in their communities, and is invested in making creative projects that seek to benefit disadvantaged individuals and compromised communities – while always striving to be artistically and socially ambitious.