To support local artists and designers during COVID-19, the Askwith Kenner Global Languages and Cultures Room created the Micro-Commissions Project. We invited eight CMU students and local Pittsburgh artists to create artworks to be displayed within the room and on a new digital projection installation on the glass wall near the front of the room. Artists were inspired by our themes of language, culture, identity, and personal stories. Each artist had the freedom to choose any medium.
“Opening the Door of Opportunity” by Alyssa Song
Today, we would like to introduce “Opening the Door of Opportunity” by Alyssa Song,
“No one expected 2020 to be like this. We spent months quarantined in our homes, and watched one of the world’s largest social justice movements unfold on social media. During this tumultuous time, technology has “opened the door of opportunity” to revolutionize the way we communicate, collaborate, and understand each other. Technology has been an impetus for the world to participate in tough conversations and to recognize the faults in our system.”