Faculty Advisor

Agloro, Alexandrina R

Faculty Advisor

Bulled, Nicola

Center

CAPETOWN / Cape Town, South Africa Project Program

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

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