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Constructing a Shared Identity: Engaging Youth in Creative Placemaking for Social Integration of Urban Refugees in Indonesia

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    Sources of Funding :

    • Sasakawa Peace Foundation


    This study explores the social integration, which include interaction, communication, acceptance, acknowledgement, and cooperation issues, between young refugees and young people in the host communities in Indonesia. We view this research as an opportunity to develop a new shared identity between the youth in refugees and host communities. Both communities are currently exposed by foreign cultures that causes minimum interaction and may leads to mutual incomprehension to each community's social condition. The disconnectedness can lead to disharmony that may escalate into resentment and conflict. Hence, positive interaction between the two youth communities is expected to develop a more tolerant and cohesive future community.

    The research project aims to develop a method for social integration and support the reconstruction of shared identity between youth in refugees and host communities in Indonesia. By taking advantage of the common values as youth and diversity in both communities, the research is expected to contribute to the formation of new values in the future. It intends to explore the following research questions:

    • What are the common values that serve as foundation to build a shared identity?
    • How to support young people in both communities to project themselves as a responsible citizen of the world with a vision of peaceful co-existence?
    • How have the perception and attitudes of young people of the two communities change after being exposed with opportunities provided by the research project?

    Download our Project Brief in English, Bahasa Indonesia


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    Find out more

    Creative Placemaking Mini Festival Press release is available for download in English, Bahasa Indonesia

    Last updated 25 September 2020

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