Parallel to our practical work, we document and evaluate the potentials of urban art and muralism for urban development. Vital to our scientific work are the transformation of space by public art as well as the establishment of methods to engage citizens to a self-reliant design of their surrounding. Based on our researches, we elaborate communal concepts of spatial development and benefit from interdisciplinary cooperation with local and international experts.
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Presentations & seminars
Within presentations and seminars, we share our experiences on urban art, urban education and the creative development of quarters and cities. Every member contributes another expertise and facet to the team.
Meetings & Conferences
Academic and interdisciplinary exchange with international experts helps us processing and developing the various projects. For example, in 2017 we initiated the Wall&Space congress, where we reimagined the interplay of horizontal and vertical open spaces. In 2018 we intensively connected with South African urban planners within a project by Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ.
As a competition entry for ARCH+ journal for architecture and urbanism, we look at the diverse European scene of urban art festivals and projects. Thereby, we make out trends, new contents and the potential of a contemporary approach to murals as a bottom-up instrument for urban development.
This unique catalogue of facades is probably the world‘s biggest census of potentially designable wall spaces. Population loss and decay have left clear imprints on the city of Halle (Saale) and reveal an enormous potential of gable walls. For MURO we classified 1318 walls street by street throughout big parts of Halle.
Through our scientific concepts and projects, we not only want to participate in international discourses of art and urban planning, but also promote the transferability of positive effects to other quarters and cities.
The Urban Glossary is a reference for everything urban space.