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Express yourself with color
Graffiti has a bad name. It’s often associated with vandalism, out-of-control youth and illegal tags in seedy places.
But for 23-year-old Daria Andert, graffiti can also be an important way for young people to express themselves and connect with their “inner artist.”
The art student from Cologne volunteers with a graffiti project called MittwochsMaler (Wednesday Painters), which holds drawing workshops, and helps aspiring sprayers practice graffiti on a legal wall.
Daria is hoping to deter illegal tagging, and show society graffiti artists shouldn’t be painted with the same brush as vandals.
Listen to the report by Natalie Muller in Cologne:
DateTuesday 07.01.2014 | 13:52
Morocco’s street circus for the people
A four-meter tall camel made of old flour and potato bags – that’s not something you see every day. It’s part of a street festival in rural Morocco with drums, acrobats and larger-than-life puppets, like the camel. The festival plays on local traditions and pays tribute to the region’s cultural heritage. But it also integrates young people from the area without many opportunities: school dropouts, unemployed, orphans. The guy behind it all is 22-year-old Azeddine Aabar.
Listen to the report by Elizabeth Grenier in Tahanahoute, Morocco:
More on the Awaln’art website.
DateTuesday 14.05.2013 | 12:56
Cape Town artist beautifies local quarter
The Woodstock neighborhood in Cape Town was once a thriving industrial area, but as the factories closed down it became more known for crime, gangs and drugs. Now the area is changing once again – this time for the better. Responsible for some of the more colorful changes is a young artist known as FreddySam who is working to uplift the area one mural at a time.
Listen to the report by Kim Chakanetsa in Cape Town:
DateTuesday 19.03.2013 | 13:32
Afghan street artist longs to share her work
A 23-year-old Afghan graffiti artist longs to share her work at home, but she faces harsh restrictions. Instead, she sets up private exhibitions to give other women courage to be bold and colorful.
DateWednesday 07.12.2011 | 12:42
Palestinian artist gives hope to community under occupation
Eid, a 26-year-old Palestinian Bedouin, turns scrap material into art. His own house may be facing imminent demolition, but he is determined that his children will inherit his capacity to dream.
Watch a short documentary film about Eid here.
From DW reporter Kate Laycock:
I first met Eid in November 2010, when I visited his village in the Occupied Palestinian Territories in the company of a mutual friend.
Although many people had tried to describe Eid to me, nothing could have prepared me for the emotion of the encounter.
Here is a young man living in one of the poorest areas of the occupied West Bank. The villages live in rickety concrete dwellings with corrugated iron roofs. Almost all the homes in his part of the village have demolition orders on them. The bulldozers could come at any time.
And yet he dares to dream.
DateTuesday 27.09.2011 | 13:17
Berlin ‘upcycler’ turns trash into treasures
Used teabags become necklaces and empty tetra paks turn into shower curtains. Julia Vernersson encourages others to think differently about waste by making useful – and beautiful – everyday objects out of it.
See some of Julia’s work here.
DateWednesday 10.08.2011 | 15:04