Beautiful souls

Context. The street called “rue de l’Eglise” is a key point in the city center, because it is the way to the metro station for Paris.Every segment of the local population is passing by, crossing each other without especially mixing. In this street, there is an access to a huge vacant space, full of graffiti.

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Action. The aim was to dedicate this street to its users and to make them meet.

Day 1: I organised a “vote” using stickers to collect and show the favourite colors of the passers, but also to announce that I was going to color the palisade.

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Day 2: I painted the portrait of every single person that asked me to.

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Observation. This thing really worked well : it started dialogue and debates between the populations during and after the painting. The inhabitants of the street really appreciated.