As an educator, Alejandra works for a wide variety of institutions teaching photography courses and facilitating participatory workshops. She has extensive experience facilitating socially-engaged creative workshops for groups from diverse backgrounds, ranging in age, ethnicity, and needs. She collaborates regularly with art institutions and charities designing programmes that use art as a tool to connect people and develop self-confidence skills, and has a strong commitment to participatory arts as a platform for groups and individuals to thrive.
Since 2015, she leads a weekly photography group at the Helen Bamber Foundation for vulnerable adults from asylum seeking and refugee backgrounds. Together with this group she has curated events and exhibitions at the Migration Museum, Autograph Gallery and UCL. She is also regularly commissioned by Create Charity to run creative workshops for young and adult carers, older groups at risk of isolation, and groups struggling with mental health. With them she has ran over 300 socially-engaged projects in the UK. Other regular clients for whom she has designed and facilitated workshops include Photoworks, Alexandra Palace, WOW Foundation, The Photographer's Gallery, Spotlight Youth, Photoworks, Age UK, Mind Charity, Deptford Reach, Salusbury World and St George's Aquarium Ward, among others.
- Examples under construction -
In the meantime, please take a look at the projects below.
Thinking Differently - Project for college students. Commissioned by Autograph The New Decade - Project for young adults. Commissioned by Alexandra Palace Create Live - Project for young and adult carers during the pandemic. Commissioned by Create Making My Mark - Project for young adults from refugee backgrounds. Commissioned by Photoworks + Community Action for Refugee and Asylum Seekers Identity Art Kits - Project for adults experiencing homelessness. Commissioned by Autograph + Accumulate In Focus - A programme of action research and photography activities for neurodiverse adults. Commissioned by Photoworks and Project Artworks FotoNomads - Weekly photography workshops for adults from asylum seeking and refugee background. With the Helen Bamber Foundation