The 2nd API Introductory Course was held at the Prajnadhara Campus, Nelamangala City, Bangalore between 07-09th February 2020. The three-day course saw 11 professionals from diverse fields like special education, physiotherapy, arts therapy, data science, complementary health therapies and health promotion come together to learn about the practice of arts to facilitate social inclusion. Participants came from five different cities across India including Chennai, Koppal, Bangalore City, Chandigarh and Chennekothapalli.
11 participants attended as per these geographic details:
Beginnings are all about embarking on a journey, finding our way and discovering a sense of belonging and inclusion. The 2nd API Introductory Course saw participants begin their journey with a drum roll, resounding soundscapes and dramatic encounters. The sessions on inclusive play saw participants remembering games played in childhood and adapting to include others. An experience in visual arts brought all of it together in colour and ink. The 3-day course got us to see that inclusion did not remain a question but drew answers from participants who facilitated sessions based on case studies to explore artistic ways of building inclusion for different persons and communities.