miniCITY: general view of "city" from above
For inSITE97's Community Engagement Program, Amanda Farber developed "miniCITY/miniCIUDAD," an ongoing project constructed by children visiting the San Diego Children's Museum. The miniature city was pieced together from cardboard, scrap materials, and other miscellaneous craft items gathered and donated from various local stores. The open-ended structure of the project allowed children to create their own image of a city based on their personal experiences and imagination. Farber commented that she wanted the piece to focus on the children's ideas and perceptions, not a reflection of her own opinions and preconceptions. The resulting conglomeration of buildings, parks, and spaces of "miniCITY/miniCIUDAD" became a representation not only of the children's individuality and diversity, but also the diversity within the border region of San Diego and Tijuana. --inSITE97
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This image is a scan of a 35mm color slide from the InSite Archive (MSS 707, Box 309, Folder 04, Item 116)
The New Children's Museum (American museum)
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paint; cardboard; wood (plant material); cloth
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Shared Shelf: 16715397
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Online finding aid
Sculpture and Installations
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[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
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