IMAN 2014: AN INTERNATIONAL EXPLORATION OF COLLECTIVE MURAL ART AS A TOOL TO RAISE UNHEARD VOICES
Muralism is a movement with strong roots in many parts of the world. A variety of initiatives has now emerged in Sweden in which the collective production of mural art is used to empower socio-economically vulnerable communities. The murals are often based on residents’ own ideas, carried out through the engagement of the community and visible on public walls of the city. A collective mural process generates pride in the community and a feeling that local residents themselves can be a force for social change.
In order to initiate a discussion on the power of collective mural art, Förorten i Centrum – Voices of the Hoods, have invited some of the most interesting voices on mural painting from around the world. They will, from various perspectives, share their experiences from years of organising, painting and writing about murals.