For my capstone, I wanted to do something that explored the question of “How can we connect with other cultures and have meaningful experiences through a pandemic?” Through my experience with the SLA exchange program to Poland, I learned to understand the true value of connection with places different than our own and the importance of creating a community full of diversity. Because of the pandemic, I knew that the typical exchange programs would not be able to continue, but I knew there were still ways to have these same experiences, even in our own homes. With the help of my mentor, Ms. Giknis, I was able to connect with a group of people from the Rudolph Brandeis Gymnasium, a school in Germany. With a group of SLA students and our partners from Germany, we designed a tapestry depicting our core values of community and connection and are currently working on putting it all together.
While the Tapestry isn’t fully finished, I have compiled a few documents to show the work I’ve put into this project for the last couple of months. I have a google drive with photos showing the process of assembling the tapestry, and a google doc of research for the design on the tapestry.
Annotated Bibliography: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LuEsB6vyrBchM99KwvAZ5vQjiFkd2PUoA9upCLk6Jf8/edit?usp=sharing