The basic idea
The canvas has the same size as Picasso's Guernica (7,8 - 3,5 m)
To paint together a peace mural on a canvas having the same size as Picasso's Guernica (7,8 3,5 m) means to be challenged by having such a huge space. It is something few artists can come to terms with whereas children and youth together have no such hesitation to fill that space with their own ideas about not only war and peace, but also what other things are needed on this earth to sustain life.
- To see to it that this collaborative learning process becomes a cultural action leading on to community wide reflections about questions related to 'war and peace' i.e. conflict, violence, redemption, peace talks.
- Ensure such documentation that the process of doing the painting is traceable to those who participated but also for those who were not present.
- The core of this action is the specific experience made and which can be told in the form of a story.
- Relate to and provide the documentation to coordination of Poiein kai Prattein.
- Keep track of the children and youth by following their steps as they grow up and make their decisions as to how they wish to make their contributions to a world wide movement interested in sustaining a peace which includes redemption and which is able to transform conflicts leading usually to violence into conflicts whose energy sources can be used wisely.
Life is living in tension fields. Humanities has elaborated on this by calling them 'force fields' (Martin Jay).
The friendships gained as a result of the experiences made while painting together should allow a continuity of enriching empathy for the other by keeping alive the imagination.