OrnaMental Wall Maps


 

Length:

 

1 or 2 weeks (2 workshops)

- 1introduction (1 hour)

- 1external activity : walk in the city (1 hour)

- 1 co-creative workshop (2 hours)

Skills to learn and objectives:

- improving skills in visual content making (photos and videos)

- soft skills (work in group)

- discovery of local visual environment

- improving skills in story telling sharing experience

- comprehending the multiplicity of interpretations and the notion of diversity

OrnaMental wall maps is an other version of searching for urban ornaments.
During our walk, we concentrate on the different walls. While doing so, we make photos and short videos in which we explain our feeling and thoughts about them. We try understand the complexity of the wall as a symbol, all it's different positive and negative connotations.

 

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WALL STORIES
 

Inciting critical and thinking through discovering the multiplicity of meanings, functions and possible interpretations or the same thing.  
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Walls as proofs of skills
 

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Walls as witnesses of time
 

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Walls that we create:
a symbol of property
 

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Walls that we decorate or that we use to stock things on it.

 

Walls of fences of which nature has taken posesssion

 

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Walls of separation and prohibition

 

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Recycled walls used as surface like paper or canvas to paint on.

 

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Blocage fences : you may also look for wall representations in art.  

 

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Impressive, monumental walls:
symbols of mightiness

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Wall destruction may mean opposite meanings : regain  freedom or being in war.

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Walls as playgrounds and different ways of appropriating them:
drawing or climbing on them.

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Openings such as gates, doors and widows are also parts of the wall.
Think about what kind of relationships they can represent between the inside and the outside world.

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2. The Creative phase:
Once you have created your personal collection of walls, it's time to design you own ideal wall.
Think of its uses: what are your wall's functions ?
Think of the materials : what is your wall made of: wood, glass, stones, bricks, concrete, branches, flowers, etc. 
Think of its colors and its decoration.
Think of its emplacement.
Think of the message that your wall is supposed to transmit.

Than, you will find the adequate technique to create your own personal or common wall if you work in group. 

In this example, you'll find a transparent glass wall decorated with epoxy bricks.The bricks contain spices and grains used in different places all over the world. 

 

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If you create a common wall with this technique, you can transform one of the bricks into a talisman (necklace of key ring) that each of you can keep as a souvenir of this co-creative work.
 

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