Faculty Advisor

Agloro, Alexandrina R

Faculty Advisor

Bulled, Nicola

Center

Cape Town, South Africa

Abstract

Wealth inequality has resulted in neglected people and tattered communities in Cape Town, South Africa. A multitude of organizations are dedicated to improving the lives of people in need. A unique approach to helping people and improving societal dynamics is through collaborative art. Art is a powerful form of expression that can unite people through the process of creation. This project assisted Khulisa Social Solution’s Streetscapes Program in a collaborative process to create a mural. In order to establish trust with the program participants, we generated a mosaic of collected bottle tops. The shared experience of labor afforded more positive relationships that assisted in the development of a representative community art piece.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Project Center

Cape Town, South Africa

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