Sunday, August 17, 2008

Dean Arlen - UN Charter on the Rights of a child to play

The artist Dean Arlen speaks with the bookman on his ongoing Public Art projects and the role as he sees, to which artists must apply to have a social impact on the society. He concurred that under the UN charter of the Rights of a Child, children must be given the will to play freely. And in this, the formulations in skills to socially interact are an important part of nourishing a child's creativity. His proposal for a public play ground supports that very principle. The 30 minute documentary is in three parts. See part 2 and part 3 of the interview.

UN Charter of Rights pertaining to a child:

Principle 2

The child shall enjoy special protection, and shall be given opportunities and facilities, by law and by other means, to enable him to develop physically, mentally, morally, spiritually and socially in a healthy and normal manner and in conditions of freedom and dignity. In the enactment of laws for this purpose, the best interests of the child shall be the paramount consideration.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dean Arlen! Saw your large peice from South AFrica, at In2 art while in Trinidad a couple weeks ago and loved it. Made me want to come right home and paint my peice on carnival...with a message. Anyway I just loved it and wanted to see who is the artist. Thank you and the gallery for showing it. Now I see you have a UN commentary will have to read this. Loved the peice. Neeny Tyo. Artist, art teacher, MOTHER. and of course, activist.


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