Dodson, Leslie Lynn
University of Tirana
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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