Can We Talk?

A collaborative reflection on the Mending Walls mural project.

Through this unit, you will engage with the Mending Walls mural project in Richmond, VA as a way of understanding difference, embracing intimacy with “otherness”, and uplifting your community. The lessons outlined below gradually build on each other. 

WELCOME

LET'S TALK

Lesson 1

Develop an understanding of community-engaged art by discussing the Mending Walls mural project.

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LET'S EXPLORE

Lesson 2

Personal exploration of the Mending Walls project and its larger concepts.  

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LET'S REFLECT

Lesson 3

Break into groups to reflect more deeply on a select mural concept.

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LET'S RESPOND

Lesson 4

Create a reflective art board piece in response to select murals.

LET'S CELEBRATE

Lesson 5

Analyze how collaborative efforts can build solidarity and trust through collaborative discussion and engagement with final group pieces.