By Susana Gonçalves, Suzanne Majhanovich

How can artwork act as an intercultural mediator for discussion? for you to scrutinize this query, correct theoretical rules are mentioned and inventive intervention initiatives tested with the intention to spotlight its cultural, political, financial, social, and transformational affects. This thought-provoking paintings finds why paintings is required to assist multicultural neighbourhoods and societies be sustainable, in addition to united by means of range. This edited assortment underlines the importance of arts and media as a device of figuring out, mediation, and conversation throughout and past cultures. The chapters with various conceptual and methodological ways from specific contexts display the complexity within the dynamics of (inter)cultural verbal exchange, tradition, id, arts, and media. total, the gathering encourages readers to contemplate themselves as brokers of the verbal exchange procedure selling discussion.

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The creation of a collective imaginary of each society is born at the same time that society is, and its evolution accompanies the history of that society. We can now understand most cultures through the works of art they have left. At the individual level, art is a personal expression of our desires, dreams and experiences. Our personal imaginary is shaped by our cultural context and our personal experiences, as well as the collective imaginary we receive from others, either from our or a different culture.

All photos are my own. NOTES Michael Thonet (Boppard, 2nd of July, 1796—Vienna, 3rd of March, 1871). He was a German industrialist and manufacturer of chairs. In 1830, he invented a machine to build furniture, particularly chairs, from curved wood. g. ” Source: Wikipedia. 2 Flávio Lúcio Lichtenfelds Motta (São Paulo SP 1923). v=yqLww1kslgU 3 Aureliano Cândido Tavares Bastos ( Alagoas, 20th of April, 1839—Nice, 3rd of December, 1875) he was a Brazilian politician, writer and journalist. He is considered the first advocate of Federalism.

Petitions through social media, letters, and other actions caused the politicians to change their minds and install the Center for Portuguese Culture in another building, making it a welcome addition to São Paulo. A multicultural education that relativizes cultural values, helping young people find their place in a pluralistic world, avoiding stereotypes, indoctrination and guilt, enabling the celebration of differences and recognition of cultural similarities didn’t function well in the Brazil of the 20th century.

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