The Working Body Of Knowledge Book Series

 

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A mini catalouge for Lefika's The Working Body Of Knowledge Book Series

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LEFIKA PUBLICATION THE WORKING BODY OF KNOWLEDGE SERIES Through a partnership with the National Arts Council of South Africa, Lefika La Phodiso has established a publication division – Lefika Publications. The first project to fall under this new division, Lefika Publications, is The Working Body of Knowledge series. This series comprises eight books which are written and presented in such a way that they function as a synopsis and resource book containing the key concepts of Lefika’s methodology and practice in the psycho-social arena. The books creatively address psychoanalytically informed ways of responding to societies and communities that are at risk or impacted by trauma. The process of making this series mirrors the participatory model of practice developed by Dr Hayley Berman. Through the art of conversation and collaboration these books distil the work done by Lefika La Phodiso. They capture the collective voices and processes over two decades that have created a ‘rock of holding’ and healing spaces. The books serve as a reflection of work done, as well as the beginnings of new work and have been created by a collective of psychoanalytic psychotherapists, Community Art Counsellors, artists, photographers, designers and writers. South African artists are core to this project, as each book is paired with a South African artist who speaks to the issue we are addressing. Further to this, relevant community artworks (created in Lefika groups) are also integrated into each publication. The Art Therapy Centre www.arttherapycentre.co.za l P.O. Box 3223, Houghton, 2041, South Africa l Studio: The Memorial Institute for Child Health and Development (CMI), Corner Hillside Street and Empire Road, Parktown, South Africa l Tel/Fax: +27 11 484 4672 l info@arttherapycentre.co.za l NGO: SECTION 21 REG. NO. 2004/006249/08 l Copyright © ATC 2013

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The Art Therapy Centre www.arttherapycentre.co.za l P.O. Box 3223, Houghton, 2041, South Africa l Studio: The Memorial Institute for Child Health and Development (CMI), Corner Hillside Street and Empire Road, Parktown, South Africa l Tel/Fax: +27 11 484 4672 l info@arttherapycentre.co.za l NGO: SECTION 21 REG. NO. 2004/006249/08 l Copyright © ATC 2013

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The Working Body Of Knowledge Book Series Book 1 – Body of Work Book 2 – Body of Knowledge Book 3 – Traumatised Bodies Book 4 – Displaced Bodies Book 5 – Holding Bodies Book 6 – Re-searching Bodies Book 7 – Opening Bodies Book 8 – Bodies in Action Book 1 – Body Of Work Collated by: Hayley Berman Featured Artist: Hayley Berman The first book in the series is a visual monograph of Lefika's Founding Director Dr Hayley Berman's work. Book 2 – Body Of Knowledge Collated by: Wendy Cain Featured Artist: Andy Cohen The book’s purpose is to explain Lefika’s model of working – applying psychoanalytic theory and thinking to community and psychosocial contexts – and to provide stimulus for the development of a new category of professional – a Community Arts Counsellor. The Art Therapy Centre www.arttherapycentre.co.za l P.O. Box 3223, Houghton, 2041, South Africa l Studio: The Memorial Institute for Child Health and Development (CMI), Corner Hillside Street and Empire Road, Parktown, South Africa l Tel/Fax: +27 11 484 4672 l info@arttherapycentre.co.za l NGO: SECTION 21 REG. NO. 2004/006249/08 l Copyright © ATC 2013

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Book 3 – Traumatised Bodies Collated by Luke Lamprecht Featured Photographer: Joao Silva This book, Traumatised Bodies, addresses trauma in the country and how art counselling addresses the aftermath and illuminates elements of Lefika’s adapted model. A photo essay by photojournalist Joao Silva powerfully illustrates the devastating inter- and intrapersonal effects of trauma. Book 4 – Displaced Bodies Collated by: Maren Bodenstein Featured Artist: Dr Kim Berman This book explores the context of the xenophobic attacks and the attack on foreignness in South Africa; the psychosocial support that was offered by Lefika La Phodiso to victims of the xenophobic attacks as well as the interventions that were done with refugees and victims of xenophobic attacks. These included art therapy sessions with adolescents and adults; recording expressions of anger, frustration and grief, and exhibiting the expressions of refugees in a public space. The Art Therapy Centre www.arttherapycentre.co.za l P.O. Box 3223, Houghton, 2041, South Africa l Studio: The Memorial Institute for Child Health and Development (CMI), Corner Hillside Street and Empire Road, Parktown, South Africa l Tel/Fax: +27 11 484 4672 l info@arttherapycentre.co.za l NGO: SECTION 21 REG. NO. 2004/006249/08 l Copyright © ATC 2013

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Book 5 – Holding Bodies Collated by: Kamal Naran Featured Artist: Kamal Naran This book in The Working Body of Knowledge Series outlines some of the underlying principles of The Holiday Programme and provides some guidelines for people interested in considering doing this invaluable work. Book 6 – Re-searching Bodies Collated by: Dr Hayley Berman Featured Artist: Graeme Williams Re-searching Bodies in The Working Body of Knowledge Series introduces a way in which to engage as social activists and at the same time to gather evidence of the efficacy of this work. Drawing on Lefika La Phodiso’s therapeutic social interventions over two decades, this book demonstrates the integration of therapeutic practice and visual research methods into Community Art Counselling work. The Art Therapy Centre www.arttherapycentre.co.za l P.O. Box 3223, Houghton, 2041, South Africa l Studio: The Memorial Institute for Child Health and Development (CMI), Corner Hillside Street and Empire Road, Parktown, South Africa l Tel/Fax: +27 11 484 4672 l info@arttherapycentre.co.za l NGO: SECTION 21 REG. NO. 2004/006249/08 l Copyright © ATC 2013

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Book 7 – Opening Bodies Collated by: Humbu Mamphiswana Nsenga Featured Artist: Humbu Mamphiswana Nsenga One of Lefika La Phodiso’s aims is to provide training in order to promote psychosocial health; another is to provide creative safe spaces in which creativity and containment engender growth and psychosocial transformation. The therapeutic approach of Open Studio is an adaptation that responds to the needs of South African children at-risk, with a space that is open, consistent and contained by a mindful adult presence – love with boundaries. Book 8 – Bodies in Action Collated by: Wendy Cain Featured Artist: Ramarutha Makoba This book is about Lefika La Phodiso’s Community Art Counsellors in action. Its essence is to capture the layers of experience in becoming a Community Art Counsellor, a reflection of the impact of Lefika over two decades and snapshots the journeys of many people. It illuminates Lefika’s reach, transfer of skills, sustainability and how art can inspire and heal. The Art Therapy Centre www.arttherapycentre.co.za l P.O. Box 3223, Houghton, 2041, South Africa l Studio: The Memorial Institute for Child Health and Development (CMI), Corner Hillside Street and Empire Road, Parktown, South Africa l Tel/Fax: +27 11 484 4672 l info@arttherapycentre.co.za l NGO: SECTION 21 REG. NO. 2004/006249/08 l Copyright © ATC 2013

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Set of Postcards The Art Therapy Centre www.arttherapycentre.co.za l P.O. Box 3223, Houghton, 2041, South Africa l Studio: The Memorial Institute for Child Health and Development (CMI), Corner Hillside Street and Empire Road, Parktown, South Africa l Tel/Fax: +27 11 484 4672 l info@arttherapycentre.co.za l NGO: SECTION 21 REG. NO. 2004/006249/08 l Copyright © ATC 2013

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