With a focus on filling a visible gap in the knowledge and understanding of the Roma community, Roma: Recycle-Reuse-Reimagine aims to inspire vulnerable young people and their families through a series of educational activities and art workshops in South Yorkshire on the importance of both Roma history and recycling.
The project will culminate in a lasting legacy in the form of a children’s book to be shared with services for awareness of the community.
Roma: Recycle-Reuse-Reimagine is a Common Ground commission for Season for Change.
About the artist
Rosa Cisneros is an artist-researcher and activist who works nationally and internationally with various dancers, researchers and charities. She has a doctorate in Sociology, is a professional dancer and curator for the RomArchive, which recently won the European Nostra Award. Collaborating with vulnerable groups and using the arts and education to engage communities, participate in projects that lead to a more inclusive society, is central to her practice. Cultural heritage and digital technologies are part of her current work and her film production company has produced films that have screened globally.