Sixth Grade students from St. Thomas’s Day School were invited to join the Yale University Art Gallery on Tuesday, February 24 in launching a Portal connecting the citizens of New Haven and Tehran, Iran in conversations about daily life.
The Portals are gold shipping containers that are equipped with immersive audio-video technology. Yale Law School student Amar Bakshi is the founder of Shared Studios, a design collective that launched the Portals to get everyday people from very different cultures standing face to face and talking — virtually so. Our sixth graders entered the Portal and had an opportunity to speak with students in Tehran.
Photos from a Portal to Tehran: