The World in Our Hands
to reinforce personality and identity development.
corrugated paper, tempera, paint brushes, camera, paper lanterns, and t-shirts.
- Each student designs their own t-shirt with spray paint. Putting the t-shirts on makes them part of a collective, a working group of artists where they play the leading part.
- We take a circle, a globe shape, as a symbol of the world and starting point for the project.
- On little spheres, paper lanterns, the schoolchildren portray different realities of the world: cultures and identities, geographies, landscapes, and economies.
- They create a circle of around 4 meters, superimposing rectangular pieces of carton and cutting round the edges to make them circular.
- In different colors, they paint big blots, abstract lines, and shapes on the cardboard.
- Using the same pictorial space requires negotiation, sharing, and respect for others. Working as a team, each individual contributes their grain of sand.
- Once dry, the students lie in a circle on the enormous colored piece of cardboard to represent all of the children in the world!
- A photograph is taken of each student side-on, and each one adds their body to complete their portrait.
- The paper lanterns and self-portraits are stuck to the cardboard.