Seems in Indonesia, many imaginative dispute resolution and peacemaking approaches are used. From "Healing conflicts through artistic endeavor" (Jakarta Post):
In Indonesia, wayang (shadow puppet) performances have been used to deliver messages of conflict prevention, reconciliation and healing, as information is likely to be accepted better through visual and auditory senses.
Traditional musical instruments, such as angklung, kolintang and gamelan don't require specific skills other than good teamwork with other musical players. The keyword is awareness of others' existence and working together.
Other traditional and modern artistic endeavors, including high-tech ones, can be used to to deliver inspiration, compassion and peace messages without making them sound corny.
Does this excerpt give you any ideas? Expand your notions of dispute resolution? Lift you out of any boxes?
Thinking in novel ways about methods of resolving disputes has been an approach I have been advocating for many a year. I have posted about adopting creative practice several times in the past.
Some posts about incorporating new methods into dispute resolution:
- iPods in mediation? More on the power of music
- The brain dancer: How about a little movement in your mediation? Just a little?
- And the quest goes on: Still looking for mediation music
- Are you leaving these conflict resolvers and problem solvers out of your toolkit? If so, why?
- Images can help you paint a bright resolution to conflict