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GOTC at the SASF Youth Engagement Resource Fair!

We met so many great people at the Sports + Arts in Schools Foundation’s Youth Engagement Resource Fair on February 18! We’re looking forward to working with all of you in your schools to create Guardians all over NYC!

Guardians of the City is proud to announce we have officially gone INTERNATIONAL!

Before the end of 2012 we visited Hong Kong International School in Hong Kong and Lertlah School in Bangkok to conduct our first international workshops.   Check out the new superheroes of today on our Flickr and Facebook!


Comic-Con 2012: A Success!

We had such an amazing time at Comic-Con - check our Guardians and Workshops pages to see what we created!  Special thanks to Viraj Mehta, Haley Shibble, Waranetta Kai English, Julian Ma, and Robert Hang for all their help!

We’re going to Comic-Con!

We are proud to announce that we will be holding a panel discussion and workshop at NY Comic-Con on October 14.  More details to come!

We did it!

We reached our goal of $1000 on our Kickstarter (and then some!)  Thanks to everyone who donated - we love you!

Created at a workshop at PS 748 in Bensonhurst, 3/8/12

Created at a workshop at PS 748 in Bensonhurst, 3/8/12

Hailey, 6
Created at a workshop at PS 748 in Bensonhurst, 3/8/12

Hailey, 6

Created at a workshop at PS 748 in Bensonhurst, 3/8/12

Created at a workshop at PS 748 in Bensonhurst, 3/8/12

Created at a workshop at PS 748 in Bensonhurst, 3/8/12

Created at a workshop at PS 748 in Bensonhurst, 3/8/12

Created at a workshop at PS 748 in Bensonhurst, 3/8/12

GOTC at the SASF Youth Engagement Resource Fair!

We met so many great people at the Sports + Arts in Schools Foundation’s Youth Engagement Resource Fair on February 18! We’re looking forward to working with all of you in your schools to create Guardians all over NYC!

Guardians of the City is proud to announce we have officially gone INTERNATIONAL!

Before the end of 2012 we visited Hong Kong International School in Hong Kong and Lertlah School in Bangkok to conduct our first international workshops.   Check out the new superheroes of today on our Flickr and Facebook!


Comic-Con 2012: A Success!

We had such an amazing time at Comic-Con - check our Guardians and Workshops pages to see what we created!  Special thanks to Viraj Mehta, Haley Shibble, Waranetta Kai English, Julian Ma, and Robert Hang for all their help!

We’re going to Comic-Con!

We are proud to announce that we will be holding a panel discussion and workshop at NY Comic-Con on October 14.  More details to come!

We did it!

We reached our goal of $1000 on our Kickstarter (and then some!)  Thanks to everyone who donated - we love you!

Iris, 4

Iris, 4

Created at a workshop at PS 748 in Bensonhurst, 3/8/12

Created at a workshop at PS 748 in Bensonhurst, 3/8/12

Hailey, 6
Created at a workshop at PS 748 in Bensonhurst, 3/8/12

Hailey, 6

Created at a workshop at PS 748 in Bensonhurst, 3/8/12

Created at a workshop at PS 748 in Bensonhurst, 3/8/12

Created at a workshop at PS 748 in Bensonhurst, 3/8/12

Created at a workshop at PS 748 in Bensonhurst, 3/8/12

Created at a workshop at PS 748 in Bensonhurst, 3/8/12

GOTC at the SASF Youth Engagement Resource Fair!
Guardians of the City is proud to announce we have officially gone INTERNATIONAL!
Comic-Con 2012: A Success!
We’re going to Comic-Con!
We did it!

About:

Guardians of the City is a collaborative street art project created by schoolchildren in the urban landscape of New York City. The goal of the project is to empower children to take ownership of their community and raise awareness for positive change. We want to establish and encourage community public arts through a repeatable artistic educational experience, to identify and understand what needs to be protected.

Children will address social issues and express them by drawing fictional characters, bringing to life superheroes, or Guardians, that use their powers to protect the parts of NYC that need them the most. Because many communities lack agency in the visual aspect of their environment, this gives them the opportunity to affect their environment and the meaning imbued in it.

Our project is realized through a series of workshops that aim to establish a creative platform for social research on what kids consider heroic qualities and places needing protection. The children will see that they can create art about issues that they care about, while integrating their imagination with the physical environment.

Installing the Guardians in public space allows children to bring awareness to community needs while urging the public to take action. Since children have a fresh and imaginative insight that is not always visible, Guardians of the City helps bridge a generational gap in understanding our community needs. Giving children the power to create their own cultural narratives enriches our collective urban landscape.

info@guardiansofthecity.com

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