The experience launched through “Palermo Città Aumentata” is landing in the suburbs of Milan.
Thanks to the Municipality of Milan and its call “Bando alle periferie” that recently funded 14 cultural projects in the areas of Giambellino-Lorenteggio, Adriano-Padova-Rizzoli, Corvetto-Chiaravalle-Porto di Mare, Niguarda-Bovisa e Qt8-Gallaratese, the “Augmented Street Art” arrived in Milan.
Designed by a consortium including the social cooperative Bepart (leader), PUSH, the cultural and creativity center BASE Milano, the publishing house Terre di mezzo Editore, the school of photography Cfp Bauer and the Foundation Arrigo e Pia Pini, the project “Milano Città Aumentata” includes very different activities: photography workshops, mapping of the urban art heritage in the 5 areas, animation design labs for the realization of augmented reality works, a paper catalog, a digital map with the opportunity to register for guided tours in the first widespread museum of augmented street art, an exhibition and much more.
On Street Art Factory website you will find all the information about the workshops and project activities. Moreover, the map of the street art works of the suburbs of Milan will be available soon.
The name of the project is SuperFotoColla (SuperPhotoGlue): a creative photography workshop designed by the photographer Roberto Boccaccino, from Minimum, for the kids of Centro Santa Chiara in the Ballarò district (Palermo).
SuperFotoColla uses photographic portraits to create a reflection and active knowledge among children about the interaction between the photograph and subjects. After the shooting, the pictures are printed in pieces on A4 paper and than affixed to the walls of the Santa Chiara’s portico as huge posters. The Santa Chiara center, in the Albergheria district (Palermo), from the 80s hosts day and night citizens and migrants providing them shelter, meals, medical care, legal advice, job orientation, childcare and much more.
To finance the project a new group of artworks by the artist The Saint has been uploaded on the shop section of street art factory website. So please, have a look. By purchasing the prints you’ll support urban art and you’ll offer new interesting experience of informal education for kids in the urban environment. The festival of graphic illustration Ciciri is also supporting the project.
Every purchase 4 euros will be used to finance the SuperFotoColla project.
After the successful experience with Borgo Vecchio Factory, PUSH presents Street Art Factory, a brand new website where you can locate street art works, get information on the artists and buy signed art prints and silk screen prints to support local artistic and social projects.
To launch this platform we decided to collaborate again with Poki, the young Catania street artist that one year ago held an art workshop for the children of Borgo Vecchio.
His works will be the first ones on sale, three limited edition silk-screen prints with different illustrations: for every purchased poster, 10 euros will be donated to Emergency. Every 50 sold posters we will organize a poster art workshop for kids in the Emergency Outpatient Clinic in Palermo.
But it is not the only big news: it is now available the first paper map of Palermo street art that we made with the support of our Municipality. A useful tool for tourists and citizens who wants to discover street art works in the city.
We will give it for free on 17th and 18th of December in Sant’Anna Square: we will be there during Palermo Street Food Fest. Come visit us!
Tra i finalisti di Che Fare – importante bando nazionale destinato a progetti culturali ad impatto sociale – c’è Street Art Factory, progetto che PUSH ha sottoposto con la volontà di continuare l’esperienza positiva di Borgo Vecchio Factory, riproponendola in altri contesti marginali.
Si tratta di un progetto di promozione sociale rivolto a contesti considerati sensibili: un format basato sulla street art mirato ad arginare dinamiche di emarginazione sociale – dispersione scolastica, problemi economici, razzismo, ghettizzazione, analfabetismo, disabilità – e rigenerare le aree urbane interessate.
L’idea è quella di realizzare un ciclo di laboratori di pittura creativa ad hoc per il target sensibile in un determinato contesto, utilizzando i disegni come bozzetti da riprodurre sui muri del quartiere, con l’aiuto di uno street artist professionista e la collaborazione della comunità stessa.
Tra più di 700 proposte StreetArt factory è stata selezionata, arrivando tra i 40 finalisti. Per supportare il progetto e portarlo alle fasi finali del bando – che mette in palio tre premi da 50.000 € – è possibile votarlo fino al 5 novembre iscrivendosi al sito tinyurl.com/streetartfactory e confermando il voto via mail.
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