For the month of May TakingITGlobal is running a monthly contest called "Walls" to promote integration among people and cultures and overcome barriers and divides of all nature. --
August 1961 a Wall is erected in Berlin. The City is divided into two. A Country is divided into two. The Planet is opposed into two blocks. --
October 1989 the Berlin Wall is brought down. a country is reunited. The Planet no longer opposed. --
May 2004. The ex-blocks unite under one common umbrella. Europe. --
May 2004. Elsewhere Walls are built. Physically. Or they are created virtually. Dividing spaces and creating opposition between people.
A Wall that stands is symbol of division. Refusal to understand what is on the other side. Indifference towards the other side. Clashes with the other side, between blocks until they burst into flames. A Wall is opposition.
A Wall that falls means change. The struggle of understanding. Exploring the other side. Living together. Sharing the block. A Wall that falls is Integration.
Do you agree? Interpret in an image the meaning you give to integration or to division. http://gallery.takingitglobal.org/contest
To participate in this contest you must be a TakingITGlobal member,
under the age of 30.
This contest will run from May 1 to May 29, 2004.
The winner of this contest will recieve a Hewlett Packard ScanJet
3670 scanner, or PhotoSmart 7350 printer, or PhotoSmart620 digital
camera. The winner and runners-up will also have their artwork
printed in the form of posters to be distributed throughout the
To find out more and submit your image visit:
The Global Gallery is a key program of TakingITGlobal an
international youth-led organization that connects over 45,000 young
people in 190 countries within international networks to collaborate
on concrete projects addressing global problems and creating
positive change. The Global Gallery is a platform for artistic
expressions from around the world that:
- promotes cross-cultural understanding and dialogue through
different forms of expression
- raises awareness around major global challenges through the arts
- promotes deep thinking (and feeling) through creative mediums
- showcases personal interpretations and the talent of young people
through an open and shared space that creates opportunities for
The core initiative of the program is a monthly contest around key
global issues that has the objective of pursuing understanding & the
overcoming of divides by reflecting & interpreting major challenges
through artistic mediums.