Wallspot has sprung up from the need for a single, unified way to integrate and bring together all those engaged in urban art: artists, photographers, arts managers and promoters, the general public and the local government. Committed to becoming an international platform aimed at creators and lovers of urban art, Wallspot’s goal is to bring together all types of professionals engaged in this art form, creating a global urban art community.
We take the public space to be a place for people to gather, to build collectively and for social transformation. We’d like to foster a social dynamic that brings new cultural values to the city, bridging the gap between the artistic community and society. Our goal is to support quality artistic creations, open to all types of discipli-nes, under one social philosophy that calls for the active participation of all sectors of society.
We are a multidisciplinary team of pro-grammers, designers, creatives, sociologists, arts managers and curators. This broad professional reach means we can understand and approach projects from different points, providing for an all-round vision. We work with pioneering innovation that unites technology and urban art so that it can gain more momentum and recognition worldwide, creating new channels for public participation. Our goal: transform how we value public spaces from and for society through urban art.
Somos una plataforma de arte urbano, que creemos en el arte como herramienta de dinamización social y cultural del espacio público.
Incentivamos la participación ciudadana a través del arte en la calle como herramienta para favorecer la cohesión social. El arte se convierte así en una herramienta de mediación comunitaria, consiguiendo una ciudadanía más implicada, poniendo en contacto a grupos sociales diversos, trabajando para afrontar los conflictos vecinales de forma positiva. Apoyamos a los artistas locales, ofreciendo la oportunidad de trabajar de forma profesional y de promocionar sus carreras.
Realizamos proyectos y programas de intervención social a través de la creación artística. Algunos de los proyectos más destacados son Wallspot, una plataforma digital que gestiona espacios legales destinados a intervenciones artísticas, y Ús Barcelona, un festival de arte urbano y espacio público que tiene como objetivo dar nuevas funciones a espacios de la ciudad que están en desuso.
Chiang Mai, Thailandia
The Faculty of Arts and Architecture is one of four faculties that make up the Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna (RMUTL), an educational institution created for Northern Thailand that aims to produce active graduates who are experts in their vocation by integrating learning and teaching with real work experience.
The Faculty of Arts and Architecture offers eignt different undergraduate courses, with majors in Architectire, Interior Architectire, Textiles and Jewelry, Communication Design, Industrial Design, Visual Art, Ceramics, and Printing and Packaging Technology.
As part of the Printing and Packaging Technology program, studentsn are able to develop a full and comprehensive understanding of the processes of packaging design on packaging. The program also encourages students to develop the necessary skills needed to produce original packaging. In 2014, RMUTL's packaging design students participated in the regional and international pakaging design competition 'AsiaStar Packaging Award' in the Philippines and won nine separate awards under the category of 'Student Packages'.
Johannesburg, South Africa
The creation of Not Another Art Hub was to cultivate a market for the urban art culture. To open doors for urban artists to be able to partake in and be a part of art festivals and residencies, even creating our very own. Building a network of artists and connecting them to the transforming of public art in Johannesburg and South Africa. Our main focuses include producing urban art events, exhibitions, festivals and artist exchange residencies, we also aim to grow further into consulting and marketing for urban art and the artists themselves.
We love the idea of having the opportunity as a creative house to interact with other artists, ideas and cultures from around the world.