Monday, July 7, 2008

Making Art, Not War, in Afghanistan




German artist Luis Berrios Negron traveled to Afghanistan in 2006 to hold a workshop with young artists and conduct an architectural performance in a notorious location, a Russian built, but never used, swimming pool and accompanying billboard. The location was used by the Taliban for executions including pushing victims to their death off the high diving boards. Check out this interview on Pigmag.jp to see what he and the students pulled off.

1 comment:

Kakariki said...

Another awesome project that has used that very same space is the Skateistan project which is really starting to get going at the mo. Basically they get kids in Kabul and teach them how to skate. A friend of mine was one of the people who started it and it's such an inspiring idea check it out www.skateistan.org