May 26 – July 27, 2011
The Glassbook Project was created as an educational program seeking to build understanding of how people might respond to trauma. The project is part of an effort to reduce stigma associated with these responses (e.g. self injury, eating disorders, anger/aggression, substance use, changes in relationships and careers, thrill seeking, dissociation, etc) that often keep people from community and other support networks. In this program, students meet with survivors of trauma and are guided by educators to research and make books on a particular topic, reflecting a survivor’s point of view. The books have been exhibited nationally at federal and state meetings, art galleries, educational institutions, conferences, and other events.
The GlassBook Project is a creation of Artist Nick Kline, done in collaboration with Project Partner Helga Luest, Witness Justice and other artists, writers, survivors, students and community organizations.