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Art and intergenerationally collaborative legacy work

Nummela, Anniina;
Open Access
Published: 01 Jan 2022
Country: Finland
The goal of this thesis was to examine how collaborative projects can be used to facilitate communication and storytelling between generations. Encouraging and developing cross-generationally interactive activities have become increasingly relevant as family structures change and generations diverge. Continually improving and finding new approaches ensures that family heritage and legacies continue to be communicated. Art has been used as a documentational and communicative tool for centuries. The research presented in this thesis shows that collaborative art can incite valuable intergenerational communication and that intergenerationally interactive projects have the potential to preserve familial legacies and cultural heritage, as well as improve general well-being. A combination of elements from analysed artworks and findings on intergenerational legacy work was exhibited in the thesis project Golden Places (2022). Golden Places is a four-part artwork made together with the artist’s grandparents. The working process and outcomes are presented in the form of a case study. The case study demonstrates that collaborative art can be used to bond the grandchild and grandparent and successfully produce art that embodies family stories and legacy. This thesis, specifically Golden Places, is intended to motivate and instruct others to partake in similar projects.

Fine Art, fi=Kuvataide|sv=Bildkonst|en=Fine arts|, fine arts, contemporary art, communication, generations, kuvataide, nykytaide, Degree Programme in Media and Arts

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