Man cannot always be estimated by what he did. His personality is mysterious. He may have committed a crime and yet realise, through that crime, his perfection.
– A prison inmate
Art educator Pierre Mifsud presents the results of his research with a group of inmates from the Corradino Correctional Facility in a collaborative installation called unLOCK.
This installation is the product of an art programme based on prison inmates’ educational needs. The exhibition together with the artistic process that led to it are part of a study that involves a participatory action research methodology. The researcher, together with the inmates, unlocked their creativity and developed a concept that revolves around the fascinating way how worlds collide: the way society looks at prison inmates and vice versa, and also the hope for a better future – their freedom.
In collaboration with the Education Section of the Corradino Correctional Facility, and The Department of Arts, Open Communities and Adult Education, Faculty of Education, University of Malta.