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ERIC Number: EJ897411
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
A Cross-Cultural Collaboration: Using Visual Culture for the Creation of a Socially Relevant Mural in Mexico
Hubbard, Kathy
Art Education, v63 n5 p68-75 Sep 2010
In this article, the author describes how high school and university students in Georgia and members of a small weaving pueblo in Oaxaca, Mexico, collaborated in designing and creating a mural in the central market ("mercado") of the pueblo. A number of lessons emerged from this multi-cultural collaboration. First they learned that using images from popular culture helped in the creation of art work of social value; second, that effective communication between groups separated by language, culture, and geography takes time and commitment; third, that for collaboration to succeed, all participants need to be willing to modify their ideas based on feedback from the other participants; and fourth, that participants develop a sense of ownership in the project.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia; Mexico (Oaxaca)