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Ghana ThinkTank--Developing the First World
Start Date: 1/17/2013Start Time: 7:00 PM

Event Description
Christopher Robbins of the  Ghana ThinkTank will give a talk entitled Ghana ThinkTank is Developing the First World at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

Robbins will talk about his work with the Ghana ThinkTank, including his partners, John Ewing and Carmen Montoya and how their creations of what Robbins calls sculptural interventions fall between public art and community action. He explains these pieces of art depict cultural gaps and assumptions with the goal of expanding community action, addressing problems within communities involved.

Robbins will also reveal the challenges and concerns he has encountered in creating public art projects and how the strategies of these projects impact the community and contribute to community development in places like the Fiji Islands, West Africa, former Yugoslavia, and New York City.

The Ghana ThinkTank, founded in 2006, is a worldwide network of think tanks that analyze problems and propose solutions for communities in places such as Ghana, Cuba, El Salvador, Serbia, Mexico, Ethiopia, Wales, Mexico, Serbia, and Iran.

Robbins describes the ThinkTank as a way to explore the friction caused by solutions that are generated in one context and applied elsewhere, while revealing the hidden assumptions that govern cross-cultural interactions.
Location Information:
Saint Anselm Campus - New Hampshire Institute of Politics  (View Map)
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102
Hillsborough
Phone: (603) 641-7000
Room: Auditorium
Contact Information:
Name: Ann Camann
Phone: (603) 222-4100
Email: NHIOP@anselm.edu
Iranian solution implemented in Wales, UK.
Admission Information:
This event is free and open to the public.
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Photo: Iranian solution implemented in Wales, UK.

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