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Writing Peace, an exhibition for thinking and sharing peace across time and space

04/11/2013
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Writing Peace, an exhibition for thinking and sharing peace across time and space” is composed -in its current setup- of 30 panels that represent the writing of the word “Peace” in diverse written systems, such us Chinese, Latin, Greek, Indian, Mongolian, Cherokee, Braille… Writing the word peace is already a way of thinking about the entailed concept and invites us to engage in intercultural dialogue.

This exhibition it’s a meeting point between cultural diversity and languages. A stop along the way for youth to become supporters in their respective surroundings of peace and non-violence, values that UNESCO constantly promotes. The exhibition continuously evolves, with a progressive addition of existing writing systems. Five exhibitions sets were presented all over the world on the occasion of international conferences about a culture of peace (New York, USA; Luanda, Angola; Baku, Azerbaijan; Vienna, Austria and Paris, France).  The success of the exhibition and its trilingual catalogue (French, English, and Arabic) allowed the elaboration of several derived products such as a presentation film, postcards, greeting cards and mouse-pads for sale at UNESCO’s boutique.