Event Title

Moncho: Designing and Implementing the community-based art project

Presenter Information

Hiya Islam, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Davis 217

Start Date

30-4-2015 1:15 PM

End Date

30-4-2015 2:25 PM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

The purpose of this project is to use community based art to channel the ostracized voices to the rest of society to facilitate dialogue in an inclusive environment. Community based art is the preferred medium since it aims to create art of, for, by the people. The project will celebrate the individual and collective. Using story circles we will delve into issues surrounding class, gender, sexuality, religion, and ethnicity. Together, we will identify issues and themes that we will explore in greater details, allowing for organic conversation to guide the awareness building. We have used the CRAFT model and Augusto Boals Poetics of the Oppressed as our primary guides to mold this simple community-based art initiative. CRAFT stands for: Contact, Research, Action, Feedback, and Teaching. This is a well-known and highly regarded structure for conceiving, structuring and facilitating democratic community based art projects. The project structure is simple enough that the mold can be replicated easily for other future projects by the participants.

Faculty Sponsor

Lauren Lessing

CLAS Field of Study

Humanities

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1767

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Apr 30th, 1:15 PM Apr 30th, 2:25 PM

Moncho: Designing and Implementing the community-based art project

Davis 217

The purpose of this project is to use community based art to channel the ostracized voices to the rest of society to facilitate dialogue in an inclusive environment. Community based art is the preferred medium since it aims to create art of, for, by the people. The project will celebrate the individual and collective. Using story circles we will delve into issues surrounding class, gender, sexuality, religion, and ethnicity. Together, we will identify issues and themes that we will explore in greater details, allowing for organic conversation to guide the awareness building. We have used the CRAFT model and Augusto Boals Poetics of the Oppressed as our primary guides to mold this simple community-based art initiative. CRAFT stands for: Contact, Research, Action, Feedback, and Teaching. This is a well-known and highly regarded structure for conceiving, structuring and facilitating democratic community based art projects. The project structure is simple enough that the mold can be replicated easily for other future projects by the participants.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/412