May 22nd – May 27th 2015
Baladk” has started back in 2013 as a project that aimed to strengthen citizenship through different forms of street arts, and particularly graffiti art.
The organizers believed that citizenship is closely linked to the feeling of ownership towards hometowns, which could be beautifully expressed using street arts. This year it will take place in Amman, Mafraq, Salt & Fuheis (3 Jordanian cities) in the time between May 22nd & May 27th, 2015. This year, Baladk has a subtitle/slogan which is: “Reclaiming Our Streets”, or “شارعنا” in Arabic.
The theme is about “Resistance”; resisting all kinds of oppression no matter what particular reasons cause it: social, religious, political, personal, historical… etc. We have chosen a very wide theme to make sure participating artists have the unlimited variety of imagination & creativity to express resistance from different perspectives, coming from different backgrounds, & diversified “resisting” experiences.
This year we will be inviting 15 local emerging artists in addition to 6 regional artists from Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Tunisia, Yemen & Egypt. This project is in partnership with another independent space called “Fada 317”; a space managed by 2 of the most outstanding artists, who are considered the graffiti art gurus in Jordan: Wessam Shadid & Mike Mike V.Derderian.