Murals have transformed urban landscapes around the world. From Diego Rivera’s revolutionary Mexican movement to the murals that emerged across post-apartheid South African city walls, murals have had massive social, cultural, and political impacts. However I believe they are under utilized as a community development tool within an NGO format. I will be spending the summer in Indonesia, a country with a blossoming street art culture, facilitating a mural project with local artists and community members. I will explore what models are successful in terms of initiating collaborative community mural projects in an international context.
About Kelsey Scult
Kelsey Scult is a rising 4th year Studio Art, Africana Studies double major from Seattle, WA. She is the teaching assistant for the painting classes and traveled to Korea last semester to work at the Korean International Painting Biennale as an exhibition assistant. In addition to her Creativity and Leadership project, she will also spend her summer doing research on contemporary Indonesian art through a Shansi In Asia Study Grant. She hopes to one day start her own mural organization.