Getting started

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Approximate time: 30 minutesIntroduce yourselves (the team) one by one (name, background, role during workshop) and give basic Health & Safety information (e.g. fire escapes, location of toilets).

Introduce the workshop: goals, the programme of activities, what participants can expect.

If you are recording participants’ conversations and collecting their artwork at the end of the workshop you will need to get their informed consent (consent form). Make sure to ask your participants to put their name/alias and the name of the drawing exercises on the back of all the drawings they do, to make sure they can be attributed to their creators while ensuring anonymity.

It is important to establish basic rules of conduct during the workshop (see FAQ- What ethical aspects need to be considered?). These can be suggested by you and/or decided among the workshop participants.

Ask participants to introduce themselves, using any ice-breaker activity. For example, cut several images or comic strips into two parts, distribute the parts among participants, and ask them to find the matching image/comic strip part. Each pair should then try to find out a surprising or unusual fact about each other and introduce them to the rest of the group. Alternatively, the pairs ask each other questions that reflect the metaphor theme of the workshop, such as: “If you were an animal, what would you be?”; “If you were a fruit or vegetable, what would you be?”

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