The Contemporary 2 Who interprets the world?
pUN General Assembly
2015.12.5(Sat.) - 2015.12.6(Sun.)
Mexican artist Pedro Reyes’s project: pUN General Assembly (December 5-6, 2015) is an experimental gathering of volunteer citizen-delegates from as many of the participants and observer states of People's United Nations (pUN) as possible. Unlike the real United Nations, where delegates are appointed by states and are career diplomats, the people’s UN enlists regular citizens who live in the local area and are connected by family ties or by birth to the nations represented at the UN. Participants engaged in activities in the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa that test Reyes’s hypothesis that conflict-resolution techniques used in social psychology, theater, and art can help solve the world’s most challenging problems, from climate change to food shortages. Over the course of two days, this group used theater games, group therapy, and techniques from social science to grapple with a set of urgent and sometimes unexpected proposals. Playfulness, humor, and experimentation are strategies that allow for creative solutions and imagining a better future. pUN General Assembly movie Please click here for jumping to Japanese page