Inside Out on the Thai-Burma Border
Inside Out on the Thai-Burma Border, an independently organized group action in Mae Sot, Thailand, promotes a positive change in Burmese identities by posting large (30" x 53") portraits of 272 migrant students, selected from 14 migrant schools, in public areas on and around their schools.
By organizing an action that includes migrant schools in the Mae Sot area, Inside Out on the Thai-Burma Border hopes to encourage the positive self-identity of young migrant Burmese school-children; foster a sense of belonging and acceptance in both migrant (Burmese) and host (Thai) communities; and open a conversation in the community that helps build relationships, understanding, and acceptance.
Inside Out is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. Everyone is challenged to use black and white photographic portraits to discover, reveal and share the untold stories and images of people around the world. These digitally uploaded images are made into posters and sent back to the projectʼs co-creators for them to exhibit in their own communities. People can participate as an individual or as part of a group. Posters can be placed anywhere, from a solitary image in an office window, to a wall of an abandoned building, or in a full stadium. These exhibitions are documented, archived and are available online at http://www.insideoutproject.net/.
JR's 2012 TED Talk one year after the birth of the INSIDE OUT project.
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