Seventy years ago the United Nations adopted a document that was a milestone in the history of humankind – a blueprint for how every person on our planet should be treated.
On the 10th of December 2018, CAN, in partnership with the Museum of Freedom and Tolerance celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights with the launch of a very special community art project.
CAN explored the 30 articles with a group of young people from the Edmund Rice Centre in Mirrabooka. We asked them to express what these human rights mean to them by using a variety of art forms including storytelling, photography, visual art, printing and design.
The young artists words and creative interpretations of the declarations have been drawn together to create a beautiful Universal Declaration of Human Rights pocket book and a series of posters.
As a part of this project CAN also partnered with a new augmented reality technology, to bring the voices to life. By downloading a new smartphone App called Evista, by 1world4wellness you can scan photo’s on the poster and book and watch as it literally comes to life through video!
Our young human rights artists have used this new media to tell their thoughts about the Declaration.
This project was launched on Human Rights Day 2018 at Yagan Square with a special pop up festival.
Workshop Coordinator and Photographer: Duncan Wright
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