This project was conceived to bring individuals together to relate personal stories and create sustainable dialogue founded on civic engagement, freedom of expression, and a shared interest in arts and culture. CAP hosted 64 national dialogues connecting cities through our portal networks by sourcing technology from Shared Studio ( https://www.sharedstudios.com ). We were able to provide citizens with a platform to share experiences and build connections not only within Pakistan but also with the rest of the world. CAP hosted 42 international dialogues connecting Pakistan with the United States of America, Germany, Afghanistan, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Rwanda, and Palestine. We were able to directly host 738 people including experts and citizens through our curated dialogues inside the portals. These portals were inflatable gold spaces equipped with immersive audiovisual technology that brought together policymakers, artists, musicians, actors, entrepreneurs, animators, writers, activists, archivists, journalists, and medical and herbal practitioners under a shared virtual roof.
December 13, 2023