Be the Change – A Global Inside out Project

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When TED Prize winner, JR, announced his wish to turn the world “Inside Out,” inviting people around the globe to share a photo portrait along with a statement about what they stand for, many countries, cities and individuals around the world responded. Seeing the global response, the Inside Out Group Action leaders in Athens and Juarez decided to unite in a global action called BE THE CHANGE.

During this time of accelerated globalization and rapid changes in our environment, people in countries around the world are being affected in different ways. Now, more than ever, we have a responsibility to share the human stories that unite us as world citizens. Via JR’s Inside Out Project, we are joining forces with countries around the world to bring awareness to the issues we want to change, as well as inspire creative solutions to make these changes possible. We believe this change must come from within each individual in order for us to move forward collectively and bring about positive change worldwide.

We invite the growing silent majority to be part of this “global ex-change” by becoming more globally conscious and proactive in their daily lives. On September 21st (World Peace Day), and September 22nd, the world will unite through the exchange of portraits from country to country which will not only create a mosaic of faces, but an ongoing collaborative dialogue, using art and communication as catalysts for social change.

There are 21 participating cities and their respective countries, including Athens (Greece), Austin, Texas (USA), Aveiro (Portugal), Bandung (Indonesia), Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney & Woodford (Australia), Casablanca (Morocco), Hanian Province (China), Juarez and DF (Mexico), Lima (Peru), London (UK), Madrid (Spain), Mulhouse (France), Nicosia (Cyprus), Santiago (Chile), Seoul (Korea), Tunis (Tunisia) and Wroclaw (Poland).

June-July: Each participating country will take 500 portraits.

August: These portraits will be uploaded to the IOP Website, printed on recycled paper, sorted so that each country will receive portraits from all of the participating countries, and sent to each country.

On September 21st (World Peace Day) and September 22nd, the participating countries will unite through the exchange of portraits from country to country, creating a mosaic of faces and an ongoing collaborative dialogue, using art and communication as catalysts for social change.

In the name of BE THE CHANGE, Athens, Greece will focus on greening the city. As one of the least green cities in Europe, Athens has an opportunity to live by example by bringing awareness to agricultural and urban farming solutions on the ground, allowing each of us the opportunity to take control of our own life.

The Inside Out Project is an extraordinary opportunity to join forces and engage with others around the world by adding their voices and faces to stand publicly for what they believe in. From India to New York, Japan to Tunisia, people are contributing to a global art movement.

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JR: One year of turning the world inside out

Street artist JR made a wish in 2011: Join me in a worldwide photo project to show the world its true face. Now, a year after his TED Prize wish, he shows how giant posters of human faces, pasted in public, are connecting communities, making change, and turning the world inside out. You can join in at

TEDxAcademy – Corrine Weber / Yvonne Senouf – Eyes of Truth

Corinne Weber Creative Director & Producer.

Since graduating from UCLA in 2001, Corinne has worked with Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu on two feature films (21 Grams & Babel) and two shorts (Darkness-11’09″01 & Anna) and Sam Mendes on two features (Revolutionary road and away we go).

Since 2008, Corinne has produced a documentary, various short films, PSAs, a video installation for Mikhail Baryshnikov and an Orange commercial (dir. Inarritu) for the 2010 World Cup.

She is currently working on a number of projects in the US and Paris, including MELD, a global art platform, the Untitled love letter project and the Women’s cinema project. Asa Mader), and The untitled love letter project, which she plans to direct. Corinne is also attached to direct a short film for the Women’s cinema project.

Yvonne Senouf Creative Concepts Producer.

Yvonne has more than twenty years of experience in the art world, working for the public and private sector in the fields of production, development and communication (Christies, The Studio Museum in Harlem and the MOMA, to name a few).

After more than ten years of experience, Yvonne founded Clinica Aesthetica, an experimental multidisciplinary space dedicated to the production of cultural projects. Yvonne is currently based in Athens working as a private art consultant and promoting MELD’s activities.

She is also working on the production of “Looking for Alonso,” a multidisciplinary art project on the portrait of the Formula 1 pilot Fernando Alonso.