- September 15, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Following in the footsteps of Marcela Polanco’s project to ‘decolonize’ what would appear to be commonplace ‘cut and paste’ MacDonalizations of narrative therapy in other languages, cultures and social circumstances, David and I have embarked on the journey of co-creating ‘wasei’ (remade-in-Japan) Narrative Therapy. So far we have attempted three workshops in Osaka and Tokyo(2017) and Osaka(2018). Along the way, we have found wonderful Japanese allies who also stand for ‘language justice’ and ‘knowledge fair trade’ (Polanco, 2016) and can provide us with honest feedback and continuous support. Although we as a team have traveled a good distance on a winding road, we still have a long way ahead of us to learn how to practice such a fair or ‘kobinai’ attitude (‘kobinai’ means the attitude of the less dominant who don’t put themselves down or exalt the dominant, which is in this context Euro-American languages and cultures). This ‘kobinai’ attitude would be necessary for ‘knowledge fair trade’ to take root and thrive in Japan. Regardless, we would love to share some of our discoveries so far in the hope that it will encourage others in similar circumstances to re-imagine Narrative Therapy in their own local contexts.
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