Thursday, April 1, 2010
Creative Strokes in Conflict Resolution
Northern Ireland has a long cultural tradition of expressing sociopolitical messages through murals. Two muralists from Belfast, Danny Devanny and Mark Ervine, once practiced their craft separately on opposite sides of Northern Ireland's sociopolitical divide. Today, they frequently collaborate on murals that emphasize cultural unity and respect for diversity in Northern Ireland and elsewhere. This week they are lecturing and collaborating on a mural at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. They’ve also had an impact on business students at the university’s Isenberg School of Management. Read more.