A new workshop is being organised at Meridian Space! JUNE 14, 15 and 16 Global Nomads A Third Culture Kid Workshop on Identity In today’s world, it is getting harder and harder to make assumptions about a person’s background based alone on what we see. The realities of culture, identity and like-mindedness are changing. There are a growing number of people that have hidden diversities and hidden similarities that may make it easier for a Chilean expat kid who is growing up in Beijing to relate better with a British expat kid growing up in Jakarta than to their counterparts who have never left their original countries. A Third Culture Kid (TCK) is someone who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside the parents' culture. The TCK frequently builds relationships to all of the cultures, while not having full ownership in any. It can be both exciting and unsettling belonging everywhere and nowhere and to articulate growing up in such a manner. The TCK Workshop will focus on answering the question “Who Am I?” through games, drama, discussions and different forms of creative expression. We will focus on both distinguishing and integrating the different pieces that make up one’s international identity; and constructing a narrative of our unique life stories. The goals are to empower participants to champion their unusual heritage and explore the wealth of artistic and personal possibilities because of this background. Our shared experience as global citizens defines who we are, and it is important to define, talk, laugh and be aware of the exciting options and directions one’s life can go towards because of this upbringing. The TCK workshop provides a forum for self-discovery, and will stimulate much-needed discussion for Third Culture Kids and their families. DETAILS:

Age: 9 to 14 Admission: 600RMB Reservations: Mia Thayer - miathayer {at} hotmail.com

Date: Sat. 14, Sun. 15 and Mon. 16 June Time: 1pm-6pm (the workshop takes place over three afternoons, but each kid should only participate in one of the three)

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