What will be the impact of your idea?
Plugged in, signed on, down-loaded and thinking – this project initiates on-line and real-time collaborations between neighborhoods, schools, youth groups, artists, community members, professionals, and cultural institutions to establish a forum for the Voices of Pittsburgh Youth.
This project creates a forum for the youth of our area to voice their concerns and ideas. In many circumstances teenagers are considered to be threatening and it is imperative that they are allowed a safe, considerate, and appropriate place to state their opinions.
Through the project’s website and blogspot, anyone can analyze and respond to their opinions, ideas, voices and concerns.
The blogspot will become the arena for the dissemination of information and place for open creative dialogue. At the on-site forums and workshop the youth will make art that reflects their own take on the issues about which they are most concerned. They will create this piece. We, as adult artists, will only help to facilitate the final design.
While the Voices of Youth can develop over the Internet, it is also imperative that the participants become receptive to new ideas as well as develop their individual pursuits. The spinning prayer wheels allow for a collaborative collage of ideas. It is our responsibility as adult artists to suggest and mitigate the final results.
There can be virtual exhibitions of submitted work as well as exhibitions in related communities. We feel that we can incorporate many voices in many areas with our idea.