Street Art for Children
Client: Roskilde Municipality and Creative House for Children
Work:Idea development of workshops and the visual frame of the project, teaching, painting and decoration of the electrical enclosures
Place:Around the city of Roskilde
Date:September - October 2020

Street Art for Children is a public art project in the Danish city of Roskilde with a focus on getting children involved in an artistic creation process and giving them a chance to shape the look and feel of their city. The idea behind the project has been to transform the city's many grey and green electrical enclosures into colorful and eye-catching artworks. Children's Culture House Coordinator Line Røijen says:

"The collaboration with Nowhereland on the decoration of Roskilde Municipality's electrical enclosures is a project that contains a lot on many levels. The children meet professional artists and is involved in the creation of the artwork. It gives them ownership of the urban space and a pride that they have helped to decorate the city."

Workshops

Street Art for Children takes place as a workshop in two parts. The workshop is based on a visual framework developed by us in advance.

Works of art are created
Introduction to street art
Teaching and assignments in character design, with characters developed through guided drawing

Setup in the urban space
Together with the children, we decorate the electrical enclosures with their prepared artworks

The project then finishes with an opening reception and a city walking tour to see the artworks. For this event in Roskilde, we made a city map locating all the different electrical enclosures decorated by the children*.

Download a map here and go exploring with your friends and family.

*The decorated electrical enclosures can be found at Dronning Margrethes Vej, Jernbanegade, Krydset ved Klosterengen, Køgevej, Musiconstien, Sankt Ols Stræde and Store Gråbrødrestræde.

Foto: Johan Carlsson, johan.carlsson87@gmail.com

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