The work for this years Open Walls Conference in Barcelona has started.
The Open Walls Conference (OWC) is an international meeting aimed to create a bridge between urban art interventions and the society they are created in. The theoretical framework for this festival will develop through seminars and talks aimed at institutions, professional artists and urban planners in search for an effective management platform for urban art in Barcelona.

This new edition of the festival will be counting with the participation of both local and international artists like Alexis Díaz (Puerto Rico), Pastel (Argentina) , Escif (Spain), 310/Stepan Krasnov (Russia), Joao Lelo (Brazil), M-City (Poland) and Madsteez (USA).
You can access the program for Open Walls Conference here which will, as usual, be full of different interventions, conferences, meetings and workshops to be held during the rest of October.

Read the press release here

Pastel and Alexis Díaz are already at work painting a huge collaborative wall (see the process pics below) whilst Madsteez just started today. Final pics of Alexis and Pastel’s finished wall coming very soon!
Alexis Diaz y Pastel_Detalle_Foto DifusorPastel-open-walls-2Pastel y vecinas_Foto Jesus Paniagua




Author: Fran

Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.