Peace Paper Project is an international community-arts initiative that utilizes traditional papermaking as a form of trauma therapy, social engagement, and community activism.
The program uses hand papermaking as a vehicle for personal expression and cultural change. Through direct collaboration with art therapists & community activists, Peace Paper brings papermaking to healing populations. From clinical settings to community art centers, we use paper as an expressive tool for coping with trauma.
Since 2011, Peace Paper has conducted hundreds of workshops worldwide in conjunction with community leaders, mental health professionals, and art therapists.
We have had over 40,000 workshop participants and helped launch numerous papermaking programs that use paper making as a form of healing and community engagement. We are dedicated to helping strengthen communities through our workshops, interventions, and international projects.
Because of our innovations in portability and our interest in addressing current social issues, paper is no longer just a chapter in a history textbook; it has become a beacon for socially engaged art and papermaking as art therapy.
The work of Peace Paper is documented through regular artist book creations titled Recipe & Sample Workbooks; these are archived in special collections libraries and museums throughout the world.