Mammalian Diving Reflex, 27 août 2016 17:00, The Hub – Edinburgh’s Festival Centre
The International Festival Young People’s Awards Ceremony
The International Festival Young People’s Awards Ceremony is the culminating event for a group of local young people who have been appointed the official Festival jury, and who have been very busy visiting performances and events throughout August, inscrutably assessing what they have seen. The jury will come up with their criteria for the awards categories, offering an unbiased and entirely unique point of view in their final awards ceremony.
The International Festival Young People’s Awards are an initiative of the Canadian research and performance group Mammalian Diving Reflex, which since the mid-1990s has been developing artistic projects for children and teenagers.
At the centre of their experimental work are the viewpoints and experiences of young people and the question of how art can be used for a more comprehensive vision of a democratic and inclusive society.