This week we will be covering a very special initiative. Cities of Hope is the first event to be delivered as a Street Art convention which brings 9 of the worlds best artists to Manchester with the objective to force witness to 9 key social justice issues.
The world’s most renowned street artists come to Manchester for 9 days in May to stand in solidarity with the oppressed and those that fight at their side. They will not just paint walls, they will create new landmarks, landmarks that will become beacons of hope.
“Cities need a human touch… Not adverts and billboards. We as people need to see what people are thinking and feeling… Not what the advertisers would like us to be thinking and feeling” Faith47
Cities of Hope | A Street Art Convention
21st-29th May 2016 | Manchester | England
Joined by a team of artists with a history to Manchester they will stand defiant against injustice and force witness to the actions of those agencies that are making a stand.
The 9 lead Cities of Hope artists are among the most important street artists working today. Despite the wide array of styles and techniques on display, they all have one common factor; An innate need to respond to the world around them and take their artwork direct to the people.
Each artist and issue is being linked to a vital local organisation that fights to help the lives of those affected by the issues, at a grass roots level.
From its beginning, Street Art has championed the oppressed, standing defiant in the face of injustice as the voice of the powerless. Street Artists are beacons of hope, champions of the struggles that many would rather ignore.
Special Guests: The Festival invited a special guest or two along to the project. Keep your eyes peeled…
Cities of Hope expositions are designed to remind each and every one of us that we are not powerless and that it is and has always been the actions of ordinary people that change the world for the better. More info here.
All proceeds raised goes to support the work of their social justice partners.
With the support of Forever Manchester Cities of Hope, Cities of Hope is supporting an inspirational range of social justice organisations that are tirelessly working under extreme pressure and adversity. All of their social justice partners incorporate the Arts to deliver vital services.
‘Estamos Todos Los Que Cabemos’ Faith 47, Harlem, NYC