Nicole Dezelon, Warhol Education Staff
Leah Morelli, Warhol Education Staff
Mara Cregan, Literary Arts, Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School (CAPA)
Heather White, Printmaking, Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School (CAPA)
Bridgette Rowe, Hong Kong International School
Eno Yin, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
In the fall of 2012 as the 15 Minutes Eternal exhibit moved from
Singapore to Hong Kong, CAPA students set out to connect with and learn about
youth from Hong Kong. After conducting initial research about Hong Kong, CAPA
Literary Artists served as anthropological collectors of youth culture and determined
it was necessary to collect ideas from their American peers and planned an exhibit of
Collecting Youth Culture that would be curated in the school’s art gallery. All CAPA
students were invited to visit and engage with the exhibit.
From the ideas collected from Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School (CAPA) student body, two time capsules were created to send to schools in Hong
Kong; the Hong Kong International School (HKIS) and the HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity. During the early part of 2013 HKIS and HKICC students explored the
time capsules sent by their American counterparts, and began to create time
capsules to send back to the CAPA students. These time capsules arrived in Pittsburgh
in early June of 2013, and CAPA students explored the contents learning much
about their counterparts from Hong Kong. The youth involved in this valuable cultural exchange
both in Asia and America continue to learn that there are more similarities
than originally thought between one another.
A high point of this cultural exchange was a videoconference
between CAPA Literary Artists and Bridgette Rowe’s art students from The Hong
Kong International School in June of 2013.
This unique opportunity allowed Hong Kong and American students to
discuss important ideas regarding the themes of Art, Beauty, Fame, Love, Time,
and Work. To continue the dialogue
between American, Singaporean, and now Hong Kong youth, the Facebook page continues
to grow and gain momentum as a forum to learn about what it means to be a youth
in today’s global society.