12 September 2011 to 7 October 2011
198 in collaboration with People’s Palace Projects and Refocus have been hosting a residency with interactive artist Gary Stewart, and a group
of young people from the Refocus Project in Syria. Drawing on the Transforming Lives, work that Gary has been doing in the UK and Brazil,
Encounters furthers the work that Gary has been doing with young people to investigate how they transform their world through the arts.
Defined as a chance meeting one that is unplanned or unexpected Encounters, has brought together young people from the UK and Syria to
share their work, experiences, explore the theme of Encounters and create work together using VJ, performance and media technologies.
Encounters@198 is produced by 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, UNICEF Syria, People’s Palace Projects and Refocus Projects
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission and British Council. This project has received support from the Arts and
Humanities Research Council’s Beyond Text Programme.