Mosaic is the art of connecting broken pieces to form a new design. I use mosaics to connect with the countries I live in, practicing and teaching the art to those around me to connect with people and enable others to connect with each other.
Corporate teambuilding mosaic for United Nations Regional Coordination Office, Beijing
In May 2021 MosaicMoments was commissioned to engage 30 heads of UN agencies in a mosaic making session with the aim to experience each other in a totally different activity compared with their usual interactions via emails, phone calls and meetings. The output was to be a mosaic made out of 30 squares for the staircase of the newly renovated building of the Regional Coordination Office.The client asked to depict the new UN slogan “Delivering as one” in the design as well as using the color codes for the UN publication materials.
Design by Kersten von Sohlern
MosaicMoments team prepared glass materials, work boards and tools for 30 workstations and transformed one of the meeting rooms into a mosaic workshop.The location was the Chun Hui Yuan Resort at the fringe of Beijing City where the retreat was taking place.
During the 2h workshop the participants broke material into tesserae and assembled the colorful glass squares into random letters and patterns, not knowing about the overall design, which wasn’t revealed to the crowd.
After one hour of quiet diligent work everyone got together in the center of the room and started to make sense of the letters randomly put together.
The slogan was guessed fast by one of the young female participants.
Feedback was extremely positive about the effect of immersing into colors and being completely taken away from business thought but yet contributing to a beautiful outcome that will decorate the work environment.