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Another Language of Diplomacy

Friday, March 29, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Bill Endsley
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There is a universally understood language of diplomacy, one that’s traditionally been marked by negotiation, peace talks, formal agreements, and handshakes. A language that has forged relationships and advanced our nation’s foreign policy throughout history. There is, however, another less commonly considered language of diplomacy. One that is truly universal: art, design, and architecture communicate our values and ideals without speaking a work and extend well beyond any specific moment in time. They provide us an opportunity to carefully craft a lasting message that conveys our character and speaks to all humanity

 "They’re really trying to make buildings feel as if they are related to the country where they are placed. So that they don’t feel as if they are something that is simply imported nor do they feel like something that is totally fortified. And I think it’s through great architecture that one can start to make connections to the countries where the embassies reside." Click for full video.