Intercultural interaction has increased within this globalized community, and it has become part of our lives. As a foreign communication designer, I have identified the importance of intercultural understanding, so we don’t alienate each other, and help develop shared experiences and collaborative projects when the same language, time and/or space may not be shared.
Inlak’esh Alaken is a project that took form with an event hosted at the same time in three different cities: Vancouver, Guadalajara and Los Angeles. By pushing further the possibilities of online network services, a live video of each event was streamed online and projected in each place. Within this project, I practice the research of different technologies to create urban art as an exploration of new ways to communicate between different cultures.
Therefore, every participant in each city shared the same performance with the use of Graffiti Wall and Laser Tag. With the use of these tools of non-verbal communication, the participants were asked to interact with the others and communicate at the same time in different places.