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El arte urbano le cambia la cara a la comuna 13 de Medellín

Medellin, 23 agosto 2016 — En una comuna deprimida de Medellín, el hip hoppermitiócomunicar un mensaje de paz y mostrar que el arte y el trabajo comunitario son medios de resistencia a la vida delincuencial y al conflicto. El arte cambióla percepción que los habitantes tienen de su barrio y mejoró la reputación de la comunidad. Leer más.

Social development through art

Chittagong, 22 August 2016 — Along the southern coastline of Chittagong lies the world’s largest ship-breaking yard. Thousands of people work hazardous jobs to cut down giants of the ocean into salvageable metal and make a living on less than two dollars a day. See more.

Mural sebagai bentuk Seni Urban dan Perlawanan Sosial

Surabaya, 19 August 2016 — Seni mural menjadi salah satu bentuk perlawanan terhadap fenomena ketidakadilan sosial di masyarakat. Kelompok Serikat Mural Surabaya merupakan salah satu pelaku aktif mural sebagai seni perlawanan. Komunitas ini merupakan gabungan siapa saja dengan visi serupa. Mereka bekerjasama lintas komunitas dan bersama dengan warga kampung menyuarakan kegelisahan fenomena kemiskinan di perkotaan. Baca lebih lanjut.

O teatro pode transformar a realidade?

Rio de Janeiro, 18 agosto 2016 — Como um grupo de jovens mulheres da Maré encontrou no Teatro do Oprimido uma maneira de falar abertamente sobre temas tabu em sua comunidade, como machismo e racismo. Leia mais.

Talking about arts and crafts in Dar es salaam, Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, 17 August 2016 — Tanzania has a long tradition of creating imaginative and thought-provoking art. Artwork is a way that the country preserves its heritage and shares the unique qualities of the culture, history, and environment of Tanzania. Tanzanian art culture is a diverse mix of influences with over 120 tribes which includes Makonde tribal carving, Tinga Tinga paintings, and Zanzibar carved doors and many others. Art in Tanzania is also important part of the country's national identity, and in that sense it's connected to the everyday world of regular people here. See more.

On community radio, music builds a shared space for the subaltern

Delhi, 16 August 2016 — Gurgaon, Delhi’s glitzy suburb, has been in the news lately for a gargantuan traffic jam triggered by faulty drainage and flooded roads during a heavy shower in the last week of July, unleashing a spate of fury over the city’s lack of planning and poor infrastructure. It’s not only the physical aspects like water supply, drainage and road design that was ignored, however, during Gurgaon’s exponential growth since the early ‘90s.See more.

Punk - Antara Musik, Seni dan Aktivisme

Jakarta, 15 August 2016 — Kelompok punk kerap dianggap aneh dalam masyarakat Indonesia. Dengan model rambut mohawk, celana jeans belel, bertato, dan beragam aksesoris yang dipakai membuat kelompok minoritas punk ini menjadi sasaran ocehan dan mendapat cap buruk di mata masyarakat. Namun kelompok musik punk Taring Babi di Jakarta menunjukkan hal sebaliknya dan bahkan berperan lebih dalam komunitas mereka tinggal. Baca lebih lanjut.

Prefeitura amplia apoio para projetos de inclusão social por meio da tecnologia

São Paulo, 12 agosto 2016 — Com o Programa Redes e Ruas, prefeitura apoia ações para inclusão social com uso de ferramentas digitais em praças, ruas e centros culturais. Nas atividades do Ponto de Cultura é de Lei, uma das 59 ONGs que receberam apoio financeiro na primeira edição do programa, ano passado, fosse um morador de rua no centro ou uma criança na periferia, todos eram convidados para produzir e compartilhar fotografias e vídeos. Este ano, a prefeitura recebeu 235 propostas que articulam cidadania e tecnologia de ponta em toda a cidade. Leia mais.

The Talking Walls: Strengthening community cohesion

Nairobi, 11 August 2016 — Street art has been used globally for creating public socio-political spaces of engagement. However, in Kenya, street art has, overtime, been seen as a tool of rebellion and vandalism. In Nairobi city, in particular, the concerned officials have come out to fight it, calling for youth to be given space to express themselves and earn a living. Street artists in Nairobi hope to open community dialogue towards positive social transformation. See more.

Estación Arte Viva de la Sabana: usando el arte como motor de transformación social

Bogotá, 10 agosto 2016 — Una estación de tren dilapidada en pleno centro de Bogotá ha sido parcialmente restaurada con el objetivo de convertirla en un espacio destinado a la creación y las representaciones artísticas. Una escuela de circo ha sido la primera iniciativa en un Proyecto que busca utilizar el arte y la creatividad como motor de recuperación de un barrio sumamente deteriorado. Leer más.