Art driving mediation. Gauguin to Banksy: a path of intercultural art teaching


Art education promotes, encourages and enhances the construction of knowledge based on senses, empathy, creativity, understanding and contamination. It creates spaces of mediation in which diversity is no perceived as a problem but as a value, that should be preserved and promoted. Due to these characteristics, art is a place of mediation, a space in which people belonging to different cultures, religions, countries, eras and social statues run into each other. Art could often become a bridge that shortens the distances and limits the differences. This makes it a an intercultural perspective. The article describes an intercultural teaching laboratory carried out within a seminar of the Master in Intercultural Education at the University of Roma Tre.