The importance of public art is not in outdoor decoration, but the transformation of public spaces and making contemporary art accessible to citizens. Arquetopia’s public art projects contribute to the improvement of collective experience, reducing violence significantly and increasing positive participation in society. They also generate social spaces where responsibility and a sense of community is promoted.
Through the Public Art Programs, Arquetopia’s approach is in creating projects that improve visually collective spaces while meeting other urban needs such as a reduction in violence, promotion of economic development, promoting community involvement, and facilitating access to better education.
Through this programs we transform buildings, create green projects and develop sculptural parks. In this process the community is involved and young people become catalysts. They carry out the transformation process and learn not only about art but of social issues and the importance of active participation in community. As a result, these spaces become the pride of the community, generating a sense of identity and belonging. In the long term, tourism is promoted which generates direct employment and indirect business, therefore contributing to overall social welfare and dignifying the urban context which at the same time is respected and protected by members of the community.