Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Arts Activist Naomi Natale and The One Million Bones Project

 

"The fact that it actually happens today despite the "Never Again," rhetoric, despite the fact we apologize for how we didn't act in the past, that we allow it to happen again.  At this point, I'm not able to not do anything about that.  I have to begin that conversation, even if it just ends with a conversation."
- Naomi Natale, One Million Bones

Naomi Natale is the founding artist behind One Million Bones, a collaborative art installation designed to recognize the millions of victims and survivors who have been killed or displaced by ongoing genocides and mass atrocities in Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Burma.

Both an installation artist and photographer, Naomi was the founder and director of The Cradle Project, a large scale installation calling attention and raising funds for the 48 million children orphaned in Sub-Saharan Africa. Over 550 cradles were created and donated by artists around the world. Naomi served as an artist-in-residence at Columbia College Chicago in 2008, 2010 and 2011. 

She speaks internationally on the topics of art and activism, as well as her installation works.  She is currently both a TED Senior Fellow and Carl Wilkens Fellow, respectively.

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Show Notes

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