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Community as a canvas


Sharp said that the participation has become an expectation in city regeneration and public art a way to achieve it. In year 1985 Artmakers in collaboration with Charas Inc. sent out a call to artists to create a multi-mural park on the walls surrounding a derelict community garden. La Lucha addressed five issues: local gentrification, frayed police/community relations, women’s rights, U.S. intervention in Central America, apartheid in South Africa and, by extension, racism in the United States.

I was thinking about an idea that each citizen would get 2x2 m white wall when he is born to write thoughts about the community he is living in. Would the wall change a lot through years? What kind of feelings would be portrayed? Today we have on-line portals where opinions can be expressed and compared. But still, can you imagine taking a hike to a nearest hill and watching from the distance the opinion of community. Would we care more?

*more information about La lucha mural park on http://artmakersnyc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53&Itemid=55



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While members of the community  are able to check blog posts from the circle of their comrades within the on-line profile, this is the place where you are able to check on everything that has been bloged by anyone on this platform. The toppics and styles are diverse as this community consists of people from very different cultural, social backgrounds and also very different fields of expertice. Together- and through time- we hope – this gives us a good picture of radical communication culture.