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Arts activities for social transformation amongst children and adolescents –a case study in Buenos Aires
This report is a revised version of my Master thesis within the course Communication for Development (Malmö University, Sweden, 2004). Its baseline is that culture is arts activities, which in certain contexts can be a means of communication. Participation is the word that is praised in development studies and in communication for development contexts. One sort of participation is the active engagement in an arts activity, where it is not only the participation itself which is important, but also the fact that it is arts that is the
activity. It should not, according to this belief that art itself has a value, be the same to participate in football training. Arts generate something more. My focus is the attitude to, and believed impact of, arts activity on young people. Arts activities are here seen as a participatory way to communicate development or social change.