Thanks to Agroarte in Medellin, Colombia for hosting our Artivist Workshop.
Agroarte is a collective that works in Medellin whose goal is to merge agriculture and art to empower community members. Agroarte takes over abandoned and neglected spaces throughout the city and teaches kids and youth about plants, harvesting and gardening combined with live art which is the actual revitalization of an otherwise blighted area. Agroarte also works to save the memory of resistance and struggles of La Comuna 13 which is a neighborhood in Medellin that was militarily attacked and harassed by the government. You can find out more about their work by watching this video or by going to their Facebook page here.
In a day-long activity we helped with gardening, collaborated with the community in resurrecting a neglected space and then we concluded the day with an Artivist workshop. Check out our creations below:
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Since 2011, Project Attica has brought Artivism – a free, dynamic, visual art, interactive workshop to students in New York City. Held in middle schools, high schools and community organizations in the city, Artivism provides students with a space to create works of art by expressing their views about social justice issues on wearable canvases.
Photos by Lorena Acevedo Rodas.