From May 15 to 20, more than 20 international artists and specialists from seven countries gathered for the dementia laboratory of the ClowNexus project.
Healthcare Clowning International Meeting in The Hague Connecting Worlds. Connecting people. Changing spaces.
In the inspiring ambient of the former Fokker-factory, the Healthcare Clowning International Meeting (HCIM) finally took place in April 2022, after some delay due to the pandemic.
In the first week of April, the second artistic laboratory on Autism of ClowNexus took place in Lithuania. Project partners from Lithuania, Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Finland and Spain gathered in Vilnius, the capital city. The participating clown artists continued to deepen their knowledge and explore the world of the senses in order to find the best tools to interact with autistic children.
In February, a very special event took place at the Dementia Competence Center “MaVida Park Velden” in Austria: Six RED NOSES clowns did a sensitive visit to the residents of the senior citizen’s home following the motto “Clowning on silent soles”.
On World Autism Awareness Day we want to dive deep into the needs of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Therefore we interviewed two experts by experience: Christa Renwall and Orjo Pättiniemi. Christa and Orja are part of “Autism Finland” which is a...
World Autism Day 2022: Autism was once believed to be rare, but recent studies have now shown that autism affects around 1 in 100 people*. Appropriate support and acceptance of this neurological variation allow those on the Spectrum to enjoy equal opportunity and full and effective participation in society. However, too often, people with ASD face many restrictions and barriers in their daily life, including the enjoyment of an active cultural life.
Due to the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, the HCIM conference had to be postponed to April 20th- 22nd, 2022.
And this extra time gave us the opportunity and space to refine the program even more.
Last week of October clowndoctors from six different European countries met in Sarlóspuszta to learn more about people with dementia. The aim was to discover and go deep into this topic, getting inspiration and build up a professional team, which can co-create for the beneficiaries.
Red-nosed characters peek out from behind the trees. One climbs a tree and another admires the warmth of the autumn sun on her cheeks. What’s going on? The very first artistic laboratory of ClowNexus with healthcare clowns from several European countries has begun in Nuuksio, Espoo. The goal of the lab was to initiate the development of participatory clowning approaches for children with autism spectrum disorder.
Artists from six countries will come together for one week in Finland to explore co-creation with children with ASD, and one week in Hungary to explore co-creation with elderly people with dementia.