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!