February 28, 2020
Presented in collaboration with Congregation Beth Elohim Early Childhood Center
Kanad Chakrabarti’s workshop began with a short lesson on flags found throughout the world including national symbols, diving flags, maritime signal flags, etc. In order to bring the flags to life, the artist created a short animation for the students of a flag blowing in the wind, which was shown on a monitor in the classroom, to initiate a conversation about the utility of flags.
Collectively, the class discussed the symbols found on flags, why particular colors are chosen, and various historical changes to a single country’s flags. Chakrabarti also shared photographs of select countries to establish a sort of correspondence between abstracted symbol (on the flag) and national identity (photo).
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