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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.

VIDEO: INTERVJU MED INTERNATIONELLA GÄSTER

PRECITA EYES MURAL ARTS CENTRE

MISSION DISTRICT – SAN FRANCISCO

Elaine Chu - The greatest challenge for a community artist

Sussane Cervantes - The ownership of the community mural

SOCIAL AND PUBLIC ART RESOURCE CENTER (SPARC)

LOS ANGELES – CALIFORNIA

Judy Baca - The influence of academia on Los Angeles mural movement

Judy Baca - Have mural art gain more respect from the academic world?

Carlos Rogel - The significance of beeng a young community artist in an academic context

TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE INSTITUTE

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER – NORTH IRELAND

Bill Rolston - The advantage of being a local based artist

Bill Rolston . The future of muralart tradition in Northern Ireland

Bill Rolston - Did propaganda murals increase the level of conflict in Northern Ireland?