“Prototyping Puppets Beyond Borders” presented by Acevedo, Nitsche and Eng


Session Title:

  • Interdisciplinar Platforms for Coexistence

Presentation Title:

  • Prototyping Puppets Beyond Borders




  • Keywords: Narratives, Puppetry, STEM/STEAM, Participatory design, Co-creation and Collaboration, Craft, Intercultural exchange.

    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 performancebased 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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