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By:

Caroline Lidl

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The art-filled corridors of NorthPark Center are set to welcome its most interactive installation to date.  The Portal is Shared_Studios' public art project to facilitate interaction between people across the globe, who otherwise would ever meet. Through audiovisual technology, NorthPark visitors may come face-to-face with someone hundreds or thousands of miles away to talk, play, dance, or create.

The Portal is a repurposed shipping container, painted gold and installed with screens for life-size engagements. The Portal is staffed by human curators who provide language interpretation, organize events, and facilitate connections with other Portals across tens of domestic and international locations.

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Three levels of program activation can be experienced by NorthPark visitors: The first, Open Global Conversation, is unprompted dialogue around the “what’s happening” in each of the participants local communities. Focused Connections will consist of a special event such as a shared meal or performance. The Global Celebrations level features entire days where all connections worldwide will touch on the same subject.

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This project has been wildly successful in connecting communities, one conversation at a time, in order to humanize conflict, embrace diversity, and amplify the voices of marginalized people.  The Portal at NorthPark is a temporary installation, running through September 25. It is located on Level One near Macy’s. The schedule for the Portal’s connections is included below.

Friday, July 26
11AM—Paris
12PM—Mexico City
3PM—Sao Paulo
4PM—Detroit
6PM—San Francisco
7PM—Tokyo
9PM—Seoul

Saturday, July 27
10AM—Andover
12PM—San Pedro Sula
3PM—London
4PM—Chicago
5PM—San Francisco
6PM—Los Angeles
8PM—Seoul

Sunday, July 28
11AM—Jerusalem
12PM—San Pedro Sula
2PM—Los Angeles
4PM—New York
7PM—Melbourne

Monday, July 29
10AM—Mexico City
11AM—Paris
12PM—London
2PM—Sao Paulo
4PM—Richmond, VA
7PM—Melbourne
8PM—Tokyo

Tuesday, July 30
11AM—Paris
1PM—San Pedro Sula
4PM—Detroit
5PM—Mexico City
6PM—Los Angeles
8PM—Seoul

Wednesday, July 31
11AM—Delhi
12PM—Detroit
1PM—New York
2PM—London
3PM—Mexico City
4PM—Colorado Springs
5PM—Richmond
7PM—Tokyo
8PM—Melbourne

Thursday, August 1
10AM—Jerusalem
11AM—Sao Paulo
12PM—Detroit
1PM—Chicago
4PM—La Paz
5PM—San Juan
6PM—San Francisco
8PM—New York

Friday, August 2
11AM—Delhi
12PM—Stamford
2PM—New York
3PM—Richmond
5PM—San Francisco
7PM—Tokyo

Saturday, August 3
11AM—Milwaukee
1PM—Jerusalem
2PM—Mexico City
4PM—Detroit
6PM—Stamford
8PM—Melbourne

Sunday, August 4
11AM—Delhi
12PM—San Pedro Sula
3PM—Sao Paulo
5PM—Richmond
6PM—Mexico City
7PM—Detroit
9PM—San Francisco

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