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Peace Tiles Project Seeking Feedback and Collaboration

Sandy blogged recently about the many activities that Lars Torres has organized with his Peace Tiles project (www.peacetiles.net). For World Aids Day, coming up December 1st, Lars wrote to us to ask for help and feedback on three parts of the Peace Tiles project. Lars writes:

1) Would you have a look at our AIDS discussion guide, “A Triumph of the Spirit” and provide some feedback? The aim here is to use the Peace Tiles created by children as an entry-point into discussions that illuminate various dimensions of the pandemic. The guide is available online: www.mixedmedia.us/files/peacetiles_wad2007_guide.pdf

2) Would you also be able to review the Workshop Design Guide, and provide some feedback on that as well? It is available for download at: www.mixedmedia.us/files/peacetiles_workshop_design_2007.pdf

3) Would you be willing to convene your own Peace Tiles workshop, and encourage the young people you work with to reach out – share their “visual voice” on AIDS with other young people? This can be done through Peace Tiles exhibitions and exchanges.

I offer these as examples of the spirit of our work, with the hope that you’ll consider helping us to disseminate the materials to a larger international audience. Of course, if you are involved in a different way of commemorating World AIDS Day this year, I’d love to learn about that too, without exception.

Many thanks for your consideration – do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions – on email I’m at peacetiles@gmail.com or 802-563-2757.

Warmest regards,


Amy Lang
Amy Lang is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at the University of British Columbia. She wrote her dissertation on British Columbia’s groundbreaking Citizens’ Assembly process, and is currently doing follow-up research on the Ontario Citizens’ Assembly.

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