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Karl Koenig: The Refugee Doctor Who Pioneered Art as a Language for Social Therapeutic Care

15 March 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Free

Refugees help refugees. The founding group of Kirkton House 1940: Karl König (front row, right) with his own four children, the young friends from Vienna and the first children in their care, two from the Kindertransport and two British children. Photograph by Tilla König, from the Karl König Archive, Aberdeen.

St Ethelburga’s Centre, 78 Bishopsgate, London

The story of Camphill is a life affirming story of refugees helping refugees, of seeking and finding home through care of the other.

In a BBC4 interview (1964) with Dr Karl Koenig, the Camphill Movement, which he founded as a refugee fleeing Nazi Europe, was hailed as the greatest social experiment of the 20th century. Since the first home in Scotland 1939, the Camphill Movement continues to spread its healing aesthetic of social care for marginalised people, to over 100 Camphill communities worldwide. Central to the design of this remarkable social experiment is the transformative role of Art in holistic community building.

ART IN COMMUNITY invites refugees, migrants and friends to meet and share their stories through engagement with the healing arts. Join us as we celebrate the story of Karl Koenig and 80 years of Camphill through talks, films and creative encounters, leading to a day of art and community in the idyllic setting of a Camphill community, in May.

An Art in Community UK event, in partnership with the Karl Koenig Institute and The Mount Camphill

Details

Date:
15 March
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/art-in-community-tickets-93928957039

Venue

St Ethelburga’s Centre
78 Bishopsgate
London, EC2N 4AG United Kingdom
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