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Amnesty International Kiosks

The Amnesty International Kiosk, located in cities around the world, share vital information with the public, many of who may not be aware of the situation with unlawful abductions throughout our world and how they can help. These kiosks share stories about unlawful abductions, success stories about people reunited with their families, the efforts of Amnesty International in righting these wrongs and preventing future abductions and imprisonments, and ways they can get involved to make a difference.

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The Amnesty International Kiosk, located in cities around the world, share vital information with the public, many of who may not be aware of the situation with unlawful abductions throughout our world and how they can help. These kiosks share stories about unlawful abductions, success stories about people reunited with their families, the efforts of Amnesty International in righting these wrongs and preventing future abductions and imprisonments, and ways they can get involved to make a difference.

The problem with posting this information solely on-line is that people may not know to look online or what to look for. How many people know about Amnesty International? How many people know this organization exists? How many people know what Amnesty does for hundreds (thousands??) of people across the globe. This kiosk brings this tragic situation into the public’s eye and how Amnesty works to alleviate it.

This project was inspired from a trip I took to Italy last summer. There, I learned that the City of Rome, in collaboration with Amnesty International, flood the Roman Colosseum with lights every time someone is released from an illegal abduction. Additionally, I heard (though haven’t found confirmation) that banners with photos of released abducts are hung in the Michelangelo's Piazza, further spreading awareness of this dire situation. Learning about these efforts in Rome made an impression on me (still thinking about it 1.5 years later!). I wonder if more installations such as these can spread more awareness throughout our society.

Kiosks can be located in cities all over the world. They should be located in heavily populated open spaces so as many people will see these interactive kiosks. The kiosk has electronic feeds that update information and photos of people and families affected by this tragic (but hopefully temporary) reality.

What kind of resources are needed to get this idea off the ground and/or support it over time?

hmmm, more to come...
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Interesting concept Patricia. It could be a nice complement, something like an urban version of Ana's vending machine:http://www.openideo.com/open/amnesty/concepting/amnesty-international-vending-machine-info-hub/

I agree that providing access through these kiosks in parallel with the events you mentioned could be powerful.

I guess the question is what kind of information are you providing and how do you trigger people to stop and look.

I can also see it connected with concepts such as:
http://www.openideo.com/open/amnesty/concepting/world-s-largest-3d-led-cube.-inspiring-awareness-by-combining-information-art-and-design/
http://www.openideo.com/open/amnesty/concepting/an-interactive-infographic-platform-fueled-by-the-whole-network-of-supporters/
http://www.openideo.com/open/amnesty/concepting/my-voice/
http://www.openideo.com/open/amnesty/concepting/sonic-planet-the-voices-of-the-unheards/

these are only a few but there are a couple of other concepts (which you'll find referred to in the concepts above) which explore presentation of stories, information and data.

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another concept that could also be interesting to build upon: http://www.openideo.com/open/amnesty/concepting/the-power-of-media/

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Tip: If you hit the Update button on the right of your post you could go in and add these posts to your Build Upon feature. That way the people who wrote the posts will get an email notification and are likely to come and join the great conversation you've started here as well. Creativity loves company, right? :^)