Lastly, an immigrant to United States was married by a Korean immigrant to United States. In all these cases, there was no boundary created between the different cultures they belonged to, but each one’s cultural identity was maintained.
Caron Atlas explores art, dialogue and social analysis using the Hair Parties that are used to stimulate public ideas and dialogue on art (Atlas 2013). The essay also explains that the Hair Project showed the relationship between African Americans and hair. Through the project, people were comfortable talking openly about hair and artistic ideas. Atlas suggests that the project encouraged the integration of dialogue into decision making process.
From the essay of Heewon Chang, it is clear that the ideas of cultural borders and boundaries do not affect how people interact in multicultural contexts. I agree with this suggestion because when people interact with people from different cultural backgrounds, they never abandon their cultural identities. Even if someone was born in a different place from his or her parent’s origin, he or she will identify himself or herself to that culture. Different cultures can intertwine but individual identities remain. Someone will not just abandon his culture and adopt a new culture completely.
In the second essay, Caron Atlas suggests that cultural projects such as the Hair Parties project encourage dialogue and promote the generation of new artistic ideas through dialogue. This indicates that maintaining one’s cultural identity generates dialogue when people from different cultures interact in such parties. I think such parties may also lead to the identification of new opportunities in new cultural contexts, although it also faces a lot of challenges when different cultures confront each other in decision making. Dialogue is therefore an important factor in groups of people undertaking an artistic