Writer Yuko Taniguchi and psychiatrist Dr. Kathryn Cullen explore the impact of the creative process on adolescents facing mental health challenges and how creative work can make the interpersonal communication between caregivers and patients more meaningful. Mental illness can narrow one’s view of self and the world, restricting creative ideas and enthusiasm about one’s potential and life’s possibilities. Helping adolescents develop themselves as artists promotes a sense of purpose, potential, and value, encouraging a more positive view of themselves in…
Target Studio: Artist in Residence
Writer Yuko Taniguchi and psychiatrist Dr. Kathryn Cullen collaborate to help adolescents expand their views of themselves, specifically as artists. Creativity is essential in reminding adolescents of their artistry, allowing them to become their own source of inspiration and to share their experiences as artists.
The event will consist of an interactive workshop that involves writing poetry collaboratively to think about healing through reflection and conversation. The collaborators are exploring how collaboration works and how this kind of holistic reflection and sharing of ideas can lead to healing.
This event is part of a collaboration between the Target Studio for Creative Collaboration and the UMN Medical School.