“Art That Protects” Project’s Phase 1 Comes to an End

As phase 1 of the “Art That Protects” project comes to an end, it has received much media coverage including on TV news.

Beatriz Elena Arias López, principal investigator of the project, summed up their work so far, saying: “This project has allowed us to identify how community ideas take away space from death in places where confrontations have been very strong.”

As part of their work, the collective of researchers and artists have produced murals and even a salsa song to communicate the protective power of artistic collaboration. You can listen to the song and read more about the project here (in Spanish).

Mural in Sinai neighbourhood (photo: Berit Bliesemann de Guevara)

Mural in Robledo – at the organisation Robledo Venga Parchemos (photo: Berit Bliesemann de Guevara)

Co-investigator Adriana Diosa is being interviewed for TeleMedellin in front of the Mural in Belén – Altavista, Cultural Corporation Altavista (photo: Berit Bliesemann de Guevara)