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Building Intercultural Spaces through Co-Creation: Insideness in Shared Living Spaces

Authors: Christine Liao orcid logo (University of North Carolina Wilmington) , Moe Iezaki (Naruto University of Education)

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    Building Intercultural Spaces through Co-Creation: Insideness in Shared Living Spaces

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We explored the role of art in facilitating intercultural communication through a project in which undergraduate students from the United States and Japan co-created a digital collage of shared living spaces. Through the creation of personal dioramas and a collaborative collage, students shared personal stories and objects that were meaningful to their identity formation. Our research found that incorporating personal memories and cultural objects into art-making was an effective way of evoking a sense of insideness with a place and bridging cultural differences. The collage was a learning space where students negotiated differences and worked together to create a more inclusive place through vicarious insideness. This study highlights the potential for using art to facilitate intercultural communication and engage a sense of insideness in unfamiliar places among individuals from different cultures.

Keywords: Intercultural Communication, Intercultural Space, Place, Insideness, Diorama, Collage

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Liao, C. & Iezaki, M., (2023) “Building Intercultural Spaces through Co-Creation: Insideness in Shared Living Spaces”, Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education 40(1), 154-170. doi: https://doi.org/10.2458/jcrae.5530

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Published on
04 Oct 2023
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