DIVERCITIES: Street Art around the World Online Event

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 11:00 a.m.

Join fearless muralists and graffiti artists from Mexico, Berlin, and Kabul for a global dialogue on the power of street art as a mode of civic engagement, an exercise in freedom of expression, and a channel to tell stories of a community. While we may not be able to roam the streets of our cities for great works of street art, learn from these artists how to develop your own signature style at home!


DIVERCITIES is presented in partnership with Shared_Studios, a global collective that creates meaningful human connections between people separated by distance and difference. The museum will house one of Shared_Studios’ famed Portals, a live, full-body, audio-visual environment that enables visitors to converse and interact with people from around the world as if they were in the same room. There are over 40 Portals worldwide, from Nairobi to Lahore, Milwaukee to La Paz, and each Portal in the network connects to every other.

The monthly DIVERCITIES program makes use of this extensive global network to explore the relationship between language and city. Through transformative conversations with comedians, poets, artists, journalists, educators, and activists, we explore the rich, unique ways people in different locations and cultures use and experience language. How do cities shape the ways in which we communicate? What words are unique to our city?