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Aztec-Inspired Mural - DeKalb, Illinois, USA

Researcher and artist Staikidis from Northern Illinois University describes in her research paper (2009) a project, where she and her students collaborated with teenagers and members of a local Latino community in order to create an Aztec-inspired mural. Inspired by the artistic practices of Mayan painters, which integrated mentorship-based, decentralised learning methods, they developed a collaborative model of work where skills and knowledge were mutually exchanged between all members (ibid).

Read the full study by Staikidis et al. (2009) here:

Staikidis, Kryssi et al. 2009. “Learning Outside the Box: How Mayan Pedagogy Informs a Community/University Partnership.” Art Education 62, no. 1: 20–33.