Skip to main content

You are here

  • Shaping Peace: A Visual, Interactive Exploration of The Nobel Peace Prize at the American Swedish Institute
  • Shaping Peace: A Visual, Interactive Exploration of The Nobel Peace Prize at the American Swedish Institute
  • Shaping Peace: A Visual, Interactive Exploration of The Nobel Peace Prize at the American Swedish Institute

Shaping Peace: A Visual, Interactive Exploration of The Nobel Peace Prize

Feb 28, 2015 to May 24, 2015

Since 1901, the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to 128 individuals and organizations dedicated to working toward a more peaceful world. Step inside ASI’s Osher Gallery and meet the Laureates: the peaceful resisters, the movers and shakers, the fiery orators and silent protestors, the real people and organizations that were hungry for change.  

Discover who inspires you. Note your own commitment. Work for change, and shape peace in this interactive installation that encourages viewers to become participants in a conversation surrounding the concept of peace.  

By creating a visual exploration of the past 128 Nobel Peace Prize laureates, Shaping Peace attempts to broaden the awareness of this prestigious prize and quite literally, put it in the hands of the visitor. Visitors will be able to actively participate in exploring the rich history of the prize while contributing their own ideas as agents of peace.

ABOUT THE PROJECT CREATORS

Shaping Peace is a collaboration of 128 students and six faculty members from Augsburg College (Minn.).  This project is an interdisciplinary collaboration including the disciplines of Art and Design, English, Political Science and Religion.  The concept of the show was conceived with the question:  “How do we make the rich history of Nobel Peace Prize accessible?” And the answer was quite simple, put it in the hands of the viewer. As the project progressed, there was a strong reaction of the collaborators that there should be an opportunity for viewers to not only observe these powerful ideas of peace, but also contribute.The Shaping Peace project attempts to create an environment, process and exchange of ideas between the long history of the prize and anyone willing to participate. 

 

THANK YOU

 
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota.
 

Ticket Info

Free for members.
Admission info for non-members.

Share This