Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Steve Jensen, Esther Mun, Sarah Tintle
In partnership with IJM, Academy Kintsugi will offer Kintsugi Experience sessions for the purpose of Kintsugi-Peace Making for the clients and Staff of IJM.
The vision of Academy Kintsugi is generational Kintsugi-Peace Making. “Kintsugi, the ancient Japanese art form of mending broken tea ware by reassembling ceramic pieces, creates anew the valuable pottery, which now becomes more beautiful and more valuable than the original, unbroken vessel” (Art+Faith: A Theology of Making, Yale University Press, © 2021 by Makoto Fujimura). Kintsugi makers do not hide the fracture of the past; rather, they mend it to make New. Every fracture is an opportunity to make into the New. In this regard, Kintsugi is applicable from a broken tea ware to a fractured relationship to a victim of violence to a historical conflict zone. Kintsugi-Peace is the beauty and justice brought out of fractures and conflicts by the courageous and generative community of makers.
If you are interested in hosting a Kintsugi Experience session at your organization, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.