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Murals

This is an overview of a research project that aims to explore the amazing world of community art and the role it plays in their communities, in Philadelphia, Bódvalenke, Budapest, Tijuana, and San Diego.
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Anna Szlavi

on 30 January 2017

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locations
Philadelphia
MURALS
April-June 2016
role model
MURAL ARTS PROGRAM
100 murals
operating since 1984
more than 3,000 murals
extensive programs
incarceration, juvenile crime
social cause
community
local personality
universal value
data collection
topics
creators
mural process
field trips
interviews
events
addiction, mental illness
capital of
locations
San Diego, CA
MURALS
role model
Chicano Park
operating since 1970
89 murals
largest outdoor gallery
of public art in the USA
community
topics
creators
locations
Tijuana, BC
MURALS
Nov 2016
border experience
Festival Interzona
53 pieces
Reactivando Espacios
Indecline
Entijuanarte
Tijuana Innovadora
Mexican history
intercultural
US vs Mexico
data collection
topics
creators
articles
field trips
interviews
locations
Bódvalenke, HU
MURALS
Aug 2016
gypsy traditions
30 pieces
folk tales
community
origins
Christianity
data collection
topics
creators
mural process
field trips
interviews
events
fresco village
locations
Budapest, HU
MURALS
Aug-Dec 2016
art & culture
Színes Város
33 pieces
NeoPaint Works
Municipality of Erzsébetváros
local identity
role model
national history
national pride
data collection
topics
creators
mural process
field trips
TJ
US border
beach
center
Nov 2016
26 pieces
data collection
articles
field trips
events
Mexican history
Chicano history
US vs Mexico
Steering Committee
Borsod-Abaúj County, Hungary
221 people, 90% gypsy
Bódvalenke
unemployment
poor infrastructure
Tijuana
busiest border of the world
most populous city in BC
fastest growing city in Mexico
growing art scene
busiest border of the world
large Chicano community
San Diego
main mural location: Chicano Park (Barrio Logan)
main mural locations: playas de Tijuana, zona Centro & Río
articles
Budapest
main mural locations: Erzsébetváros
capital of Hungary
cultural & party zone
Tűzfal Rehab Project
Philadelphia "mural capital"
mixed racial demographics:
45% white
44% black
(13% Hispanic)
till the 80s: graffiti culture, drug, violence
crime
ethnicity
education
are aimed to
MURALS
uplift communities.
deep poverty
Freskófalu Project
Eszter Pásztor
related initiatives:
community choir,
childcare center
sun energy
since 2009, 33 murals:
"outdoor gallery of European gypsy art"
goal - impact
goal - impact
goal - impact
goal - impact
goal - impact
neighborhood renewal
social change
individual well-being
community revitalization
health - crime - education
more effective
beautification
limited impact
due to scope
uplift community

create jobs
plant hope
end isolation
no sponsors after 2009
no infractructure
tourism couldn't evolve
uplift the city
re-energize public spaces
strengthen local culture
but takes more time
TJ is emerging
overcome troubled past
strengthen Chicano identity
uplift Chicano community
Barrio Logan is still
a troubled neighborhood
introducing
Public spaces should serve the public. make murals not ads.
more murals: https://flic.kr/s/aHskEg4iZg
More murals: https://flic.kr/s/aHskQwS2XD
More murals: https://flic.kr/s/aHskQwS2XD
More murals: https://flic.kr/s/aHskMGeC1M
More murals: https://flic.kr/s/aHskMGeC1M
Why?
"
"
local role model
(African American)
local community (Latino)
disability
incarceration
penitence
neighborhood
(Cedar Park)
to strengthen Roma identity
to beautify firewalls
to strengthen Chicano identity
to revitalize local culture
and fight poverty
and revitalize communities
to address social problems
LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS
city landmarks
anti-Trump
Mexican landscape
Virgin of Guadalupe
intercultural identity
Latino role models
Chicano movement
Aztec godess
Aztec role model
Chicano movement
neighborhood
national pride
national pride
art
neighborhood
Christianity
local community
gypsy traditions
gypsy history
gypsy history
“Art washes away from the soul
the dust of everyday life.”
WHAT IF
public
spaces were used
for public
interest
?
for public
art
and
not
for this
There are mural projects all over the world
serving the specific needs of the communities.
on community level
[ Some communities have already identified the potential of murals. ]
to beautify
to address social problems
to revitalize community
to strengthen ethnic identity
to spread hope
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