06 Apr
06 Apr

Urban Art

Either you are an art enthusiast or you would like to hold a spray can and see what it is like, spend a unique and colorful afternoon engaging in the creative activity of urban art!

Originally born as an expression of protest and rebellion, this art form has transformed cities into a vibrant stage of creativity and social change.

From early pioneers like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, to modern visionaries like Banksy and Shepard Fairey, urban art continues to inspire, challenge traditional boundaries of expression, and transform urban spaces.

Wherever we walk around, even at university, we happen to see murals, sculptures, and graffiti: this is the opportunity to get to know the aspects of urban art and try it yourself.

The activity will take place on Saturday, April 6 from 3pm to 6pm on Candiani campus, the first part will be an in-class activity, and the second part will take place in the Ovale.

Info for register: 

  • The activity is FREE
  • Registration will open on Sunday, March 24 at 4.00PM, save the data!!
  • 45 spots available!

for info : gaia.buono@svoltastudenti.it, sonia.cammelli@svoltastudenti.it 



  1. A brief history… We’ll get started with a brief historical outline from the birth of urban art as a cultural and artistic movement worldwide during the protests outbreaking in the 60s and 70s, even though ancient Romans were already having fun decorating their cities.
  2. Showing the ropes. From paper to practice, showing tools and techniques: street art comes to life through various forms of expression, using rollers, stencils, sprays, markers, and creativity above all; understanding the possibilities of these tools will be essential to use them properly.
  3. Your turn! Getting into action: you will create a concept and develop it through different techniques, choosing between paper sheets, plant-based cardboard panels, and recycled PVC. Participants will experiment both in class and outside, using spray cans.
  4. Extra You will have the special opportunity to paint a totem!

Not only will it be an opportunity to unleash your creativity, but it will also be a meaningful consideration of the political impact of this movement throughout the modern urban landscape, representing freedom of expression.

To introduce this art, there will be Rancy, a designer and graffiti enthusiast.

Initiative realized with the contribution of Politecnico di Milano.

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