This paper analyses whether a group of at-risk teenage girls at a municipal program can be included in the decision making process in their daily life, dream about the future, and thereby being recognized as individuals. To seek that information, the projekct found inspiration in Jungk & Müllerts future workshop method (Zukunftwerkstatt). The participants at the future workshop were selected because they belong to an often-overlooked group of at-risk youth exposes to severe neglect. To ensure that the participants’ perspectives are in focus I drew on Hanne Warming’s child perspectives, and to see whether the youth are recognized I utilized Axel Honneths theory of recognition. Furthermore I drew on Delanty’s inclusive or exclusive citizenship. The future workshop is divided into four phases, the Preparation Phase, the Critique Phase, the Fantasy Phase and the Implementation Phase. Subsequently, the analysis in this paper is divided into the four phases where the experiences from the workshop are described, supported by Honneths theory of recognition and Warming’s child perspectives. Based on previous experience with at-risk kids suggested that a future workshop with at-risk youth requires slight modifications to the original future workshop framework. It became clear from the workshop that the ability to dream among this group of at- risk youth had been suppressed over time to the point, where they had a hard time relating to the concept. Lastly, the future workshop gave the at-risk youth an opportunity to share their wishes and dreams on a postcard to the mayor, thereby taking the initial step in the process of recognition and making dreams come true.
|Uddannelser||Samfundsfag, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||9 jun. 2015|