Join artists Tom Ashcraft and Max Hirshfeld and Art in Embassies Curator Sarah Tanguy to explore collaboration, cultural diplomacy and “Du Quotidien,” an in-progress commission for the new U.S. Embassy complex in Niamey, Niger.

“Du Quotidien” is an ethno-photographic and socially engaged artwork of portraits and scanned personal objects from students in the Studies in Arts and Cultures Program, Université Abdou Moumouni Niamey, Niger and the School of Art and Design, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina where Ashcraft is Distinguished Professor of Art. Structured within a three-year art and research course he created, the commissioned project includes concept research, design development, proposal presentation, fabrication overseeing, and final installation, in tandem with the special considerations of a diplomatic context.