The Wall of Dolls: Questions to the Meaning Behind the Display


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As the buzz about Milan’s fashion week for men’s wear continues, there are more then just next year’s collections being displayed.

Intervita has teamed up with many fashion designers, celebrities, journalists and writers from Italy, as well other non-profit organizations to increase awareness of the violence against women.

Intervita, is a non-profit organization that supports children, women and local communities in the fight against poverty and inequality and to promote sustainable development

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The display consists of various dolls from numerous designers and organizations on the wall of the Cultural Center in Via de Amicis in Milan. The display’s purpose is to increase awareness of the violence against women and more importantly increase the subject to men.

This collection of dolls does not only have a philanthropic meaning but creates a work of art. However, what does this display really say about violence against women or women’s rights? There hasn’t really been much discussion as to what each doll represents.

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Each doll is displayed with a very unique character, showing the beauty and individuality of women around the world. However, the connection almost seems like it may be oblivious to the public. Yes, these dolls are well represented but what about them allows you to relate to violence against women? What do you see when you look at this display?