We are delighted to announce our Guest Editor for September/ October - artist and Director of Dream Depot in Amsterdam, Fiona Whelan.

Fiona (IRE, 1968) studied Environmental Design in Dublin and scenography (MA) in Utrecht. In her artistic practice she focusses on community arts and educational projects. For this purpose she founded Dream Depot in 2008. She often works with socially or culturally disadvantaged youth, as for instance in projects in East Vlaardingen, Kildare and North Amsterdam. She combines her own observations with the dreams and thoughts of the youth and children, who use photography, model building, scenario writing and various other artistic techniques to develop their ideas.

In her first blog, Fiona says:

"The first matter that I will discuss is, the fragility, the practicalities and the dilemmas faced when working as an artist with young people from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, And also what it has meant to work with the organisations such as youth centers which provided the access to the young people involved in the project."

 Read Fiona`s BLOG

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