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'The School of Hope' -- a collaborative project between Padepokan Seni Bagong Kussudiardja or PSBK (ID) and The Paper Birds (UK) is a unique creative residency project that brings Indonesian artists and young people to explore the theme of empathy, both from emotive and academic perspective. 

The creative model is offering ways to interrogate what makes us care about other people, especially people who may be different.


PSBK (Padepokan Seni Bagong Kussudiardja)

Padepokan Seni Bagong Kussudiardja (PSBK) is an arts centre in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, that aims to contribute to the cultural enrichment of Indonesian society by shaping arts practice as an important learning resource. PSBK extends Bagong Kussudiardja’s commitment for artistic innovation, creative learning, and access to the arts.

The Paper Birds

The Paper Birds is a theatre company recognized as UK leaders in verbatim theatre, with a social and political agenda. They’re artists, investigators, entrepreneurs, educators, who pride themselves on taking complex, multi-faceted subjects and making them accessible. They have an artistic and a creative learning programme and nurture both equally.