Faculty Advisor

Dodson, Leslie Lynn

Faculty Advisor

Hersh, Robert

Center

ALBANIA / Albania

Abstract

Where communication is hindered, public art plays an important role in creating dialogue. Working with students at the University of Arts in Tirana, we explored the function of public art as a means of addressing a lack of trust that is a remnant of the communist regime in Albania. We designed and implemented a series of public art pop-ups and workshops that generated an interest and willingness to discuss perceptions of the past, present and future. We found that serious fun related to public art can build trust and catalyze dialogue about a troubled past, turbulent present, and uncertain future.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

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