"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has"

Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
(used with permission)

"If you don't like the news .... go out and make some of your own !!"

Wes "Scoop" Nisker, Newscaster


Government is a slow and tedious process. While it often includes citizen and neighborhood involvement, non-governmental, private organizations have created movements and interesting groups which can create positive change in our cities and towns.

I am fascinated by the way groups are created and how they influence public decision making. This blog merely recognizes them and forwards the description of these groups from their own websites.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Global Street Art

Location: International

Website: www.globalstreetart.com

Global Street Art is a very small team, two of us based in London, and two working remotely. Over the course of our lives we want to build a permanent, museum dedicated to street art and graffiti - both online and in bricks and mortar. Yep, seriously.

We’re starting our journey by building a global photographic archive of street art online. Over the past few years, somewhat obsessively, we’ve taken around 50,000 graffiti and street art photos in some 20 countries!

We’ll soon start putting lots of photos online, coupled with interviews with artists and writers, many of whom we’ve had the pleasure to meet in person, and many more who’s walls we’ve stood in front of in awe.

We think the World is slowly starting to wake up to the relevance of art outside. Its an expression, a discussion about how we use public space and, of course, the largest participant art movement in history. Over the past decade the public has become more accepting of both graffiti and street art even the authorities are starting to work more with artists. To us this suggests the future will be painted.

There is a huge informal community of bloggers and photographers following and supporting graffiti and street art and an even larger community of casual fans of both graffiti and/or street art.

This website is dedicated to artists, the photographers who document them and the fans who support them. We’re huge geeks are working feverishly on building online platforms and tools to help the street art community. We will be involving our community in the development of these tools. Exciting times!

Check out our walls project based in London, where we’re finding new spaces for artists to paint. Let’s up the amount of art in our cities!

If you’re an artist or photographer and you’re interested in contributing, or if you’d just like to say hello or give us some suggestions then you can email us at: dudes@globalstreetart.com. You can also like or follow us on Facebook.

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