Prototyping Puppets Beyond Borders

Prototyping Puppets Beyond Borders

 Michael Nitsche, Isabel Restrepo and Crystal Eng / USA, Colombia                        
Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Antioquia
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michael.nitsche@gatech.edu, isabelr27@gmail.com, c_eng5@gatech.edu

 

We report on an ongoing collaboration that uses puppetry as a shared cultural expression in STEAM workshop designs that inform intercultural exchange. Collaborators in Atlanta, USA and Medellín, Colombia work in tandem on the design and implementation of a puppet-building workshops. These workshops use narrative framing, craft-based prototyping, and performance-based validation to teach students basic prototyping skills. They specifically encourage them to relate to their local culture and to inform an ongoing dialogue between the two cultural spheres.

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