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In between, some good programs – The Avenue Concept, United States

4

Sep

The Avenue Concept, Providence, RI, United States

avenue concept

The Avenue Concept is an organization established in Providence, RI that can be explained more or less as a place where change and experimentation are the constant force for growth. Founded in 2012 by Yarrow Thorne, the Avenue has become a local hub in which individuals of all ages can stop by to be part of their multiple programs – Avenue Gallery, Avenue Revolving Walls- Graffiti, DJ Workshop, Avenue Sandwich, Pop Up Wall- to mention some. Furthermore, one can always feel free to stop by to have a chat with its friendly team in order to propose new ideas of deployment for urban street art while employing one or multiple mediums. It is great to see places such this in which self-expression is really encouraged thus facilitating public community engagement, personal, and urban development. Cheers to this emerging organization!

In between, some good interventions – Emily Schiffer Photography, United States

18

Aug

Photographs by Emily Schiffer, United States

Emily Schiffer Hero Reports

Emily Schiffer is an American artist that has worked in numerous projects employing photography as a tool for civic engagement –See Potential, Cheyenne River, Securing Food in Chicagolan, to mention some. Her work oscillates between subjects such as neighborhood development, programming, youth’s expression, poverty, etc. resulting in physical pieces from the collaboration with community members and local organizations. Ms. Schiffer’s work is a fantastic example that shows how creative channels such photography can help to expose subjects of social concern and truly become statements in order to outset dialogue.Emily Schiffer is an American artist that has worked in numerous projects employing photography as a tool for civic engagement –See Potential, Cheyenne River, Securing Food in Chicagolan, to mention some. Her work oscillates between subjects such as neighborhood development, programming, youth’s expression, poverty, etc. resulting in physical pieces with the collaboration of community members and local organizations. Ms. Schiffer’s work is a fantastic example that shows how creative channels such photography can help to expose subjects of social concern and truly become statements in order to outset dialogue.

In between, some good initiatives – Ecosistema Urbano, Spain

4

Aug

Ecosistema Urbano, Madrid, Spain.

ecosistemaurbano

Ecosistema Urbano is a design firm established in Madrid, Spain whose work oscillates between several fields: urbanism, engineering, architecture, and sociology nevertheless driven under the same umbrella- to create urban social designs that translate in physical interventions for action, interaction, and transformation. The firm accomplishes this through different scale projects in the city; one of their most social engaged approach is Placemaking, an active platform that delivers performances, events, workshops, etc., in the public realm in order to encourage sense of community, awareness, and action. It is fantastic to see how different fields combined can advance in multiple levels the life of the commonwealth.

In between, some good interventions -GraFiTi, escritos en la calle, Argentina

28

Jul

(Español) GraFiTi - Escritos en la Calle, Buenos Aires, Argentina

graffiti escritos en la calle

GraFiTi, Escritos en la Calle -Writings on the Street- is an initiative in Buenos Aires, Argentina that documents street art, specifically spontaneous written words in public spaces through graffiti. Fernando Aita, Alejandro Lucadamo Güerri and Tomy Lucadamo created a website to expose and disclose words and ideas that show every day feelings as well as collective consciousness On this website one can find the exact location of these expressions on a map in which photographs illustrate these manifestation which range from personal commentaries about love, advice, delusions, to other subjects that involve philosophical, political positions and even mystic views, etc., to name a few. Cheers to this initiative that blends the digital and tangible worlds in a continuous collective story.

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