We’re excited to announce that Ghana ThinkTank will be speaking at the CreativeTime 2014 Summit in Stockholm alongside other panelists who explore the role of art in the public sphere, their uses in addressing human issues, and understanding socio-poltical implications.
Ghana ThinkTank’s Christopher Robbins, John Ewing, and Carmen Montoya will be discussing our Mexico Border project, based around exchanging problems between immigrants and anti-illegal immigrant groups. We’re focusing on adapting our model for a long-term collaboration between these groups.
Our operations in the Middle East focus around facilitating contact between groups that are historically or politically polarized. Working with Sudanese and Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers along with local Israelis, we organized ThinkTanks that collected problems from Israelis residents of the neglected neighborhood of South Tel Aviv as well as Sudanese and Eritrean asylum seekers living in that same neighborhood. We then asked each group to solve the problems of the other group, which after working with community members, the organized think tanks, and local organizations created plans to implement their solutions.Those efforts at bridging constructive contact between groups was part of a Tel Aviv-based art show “The Infiltrators.”
Proud to say I work with Ghana ThinkTank as they work to facilitate contact where there is little and excited to see them at CreativeTime!
This is the Buckley Family. The children’s names were Susan and John. As a Halloween joke, all the kids in the neighborhood were going to get a dummy and pretend to chop its head off. The Buckley children thought it would be hilarious to actually murder their mother, so when the kids walked up the the door, they got an axe and slaughtered her. Once everyone figured out what they had really done, they called the police, but the kids were long gone by then. The only picture of them was this photo, taken by a trick or treater. The mothers body was later found half eaten.