On Sunday September 11, 2016 we went to La Comuna 8 in Medellin, Colombia. La Comuna 8 is located in the eastern center of Medellin. La Comuna 8 is immense and the area were we our artivism and mural-making was in the neighborhoods of Golondrinas and El Faro. A large part of the efforts of Elemento Ilegal as a school is to empower the territory, these two neighborhoods specifically. The displacement suffered by these neighborhoods has many causes the local military, criminal groups, and paramilitary groups are some of thoses causes.
Together with Elemento Ilegal Eskuela de Hip Hop we met and discussed ways to spread artivism in these territories amid adversities as a form of resistance.
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.