200 Hands is a democratic art project built in collaboration with Architects for Peace for their 50th anniversary celebrations. The theme of the event was ‘Building Democratic Cities’, hence we created an sculptural piece that explores the notion of what would art look like if it was a democratic process.
Democracy is derived from the greek word dēmokratía, which literally means rule by the people. The art installation explores how people from different cultural backgrounds come together to build something by following some simple rules. As part of the installation people were asked to tie a piece of bamboo to an already established frame slowly adding their view and shaping the direction of the installation.
The installation will evolved over the day and represents our democratic society that is shaped by the diverse views of people.
Architects for Peace