Walls of Connection

“Sometimes our walls exist just to see who has the strength to knock them down.”

― Darnell Lamont Walker, Creep

Walls are the epitome of separation! For centuries, people have been walling-out “the other,” dividing and separating themselves for one reason or another.

We currently inhabit a world that has been building more walls than ever before, separating communities, neighborhoods, cities and countries creating a sense of separation, exclusion, danger, and limitation. Since the collapse of the Berlin wall, 1/3rd of the entire world has built border fences and thousands of walls within cities and neighborhoods.

But the idea is not to destroy walls! The idea is to ‘transforming’ Walls of Separation into Walls of Connection. Turn ugly symbols of divisions into tools to connect.

Walls of Connection: 30 cities around the world, 10.000+ Active peace-builders & volunteers, 1.000+ muralist, artists & performers, Millions in outreach.

Let’s Colour Walls of Connection

Join The Biggest Art Project Of Its Kind

The Let’s Colour Walls of Connection initiative aims to inspire and energize cities around the world and make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring.

People living in more than 40 countries around the world are to benefit from a partnership between AkzoNobel and MasterPeace which will involve painting 100 walls.

If you’re an artist

For all artists, muralist and painters, here is your chance to join our creative team and add your stamp on the biggest art project of its kind.

If you’re an organization

For all social and/or art organizations, foundations, institutions local or global you can join us and collaborate on your work.

For civil society

If you are a social mover and shaker, art enthusiast or just a global do-good citizen here is what you can do.

Sustainable Development Goals

Walls of Connection is a project that works on turning walls intended for separation of communities, neighborhoods, cities or countries into walls of connection by bringing the community together to paint those walls.

The project splashes walls across cities transforming them into beautiful symbols of connection. The project mobilizes local communities and create inclusive vibrant communities.

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Pre-painting discussions

Pre-wall community discussions are an important part of Walls of Connection project. Every team needs to host creative process workshops mobilizing art schools, youth clubs, cultural centers and the representatives of marginalized communities in discussions with artists. 

These groups can discuss their ‘Dreams of Connection’ within their community in series of inclusive workshops of brainstorming.

Starting the process of painting ‘Walls of Connection’

The community comes together to select a wall with a meaningful symbol for the community, reflecting the idea of creating connection after separation. This can be separation of borders, communities, economic, ethnic or religious groups.

As part of the process, we train young emerging muralists as part of the process by engaging them in the painting and the pre-painting workshops.

After-Wall Community Projects

After painting the mural with community, the teams organize engagement events such as music concerts, pop-up performances, street markets, theatre shows, or just public gatherings where stakeholders such as governments, cultural institutions, youth groups, marginalized groups and media can be present.

In this way, the painting event will be the kick-off for a local community-building program supported by our MasterPeace teams working in co-creation with community stakeholders.

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Albenia

Walls of Connection: Pinata – Let’s learn and have fun

Tirana

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

Walls of Connection: Endless playground 

Mostar

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

Walls of Connection: Our Earth

Mostar

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

Walls of Connection: Gymnasium Sarajevo

Sarajevo

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

Walls of Connection: High School for Tourism and Hospitality

Mostar

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

Walls of Connection: Colorful Mostar

Mostar

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Georgia

Walls of Connection: We Can Change the World

Khashuri

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Georgia

Walls of Connection: Day of Earth

Marneuli

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The Netherlands

Walls of Connection: Windesheim University

Zwolle

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