Thursday Salute to Originals: Socially Inclusive Spanish Silos

Art is a dimension of the human experience, and that includes the experiences of people with disabilities.

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Social inclusion for the specially abled population is a core theme of TITANES — a public art collaboration by Ink and Movement and Laborvalia in Ciudad Real, Spain. The goal of this project is to promote the total integration of persons with disabilities into public life, paying homage to advocates who have fought for inclusion in the workplace and across society.

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The massive murals are transforming abandoned silos in Calzada de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Corral de Calatrava, Herencia, La Solana, Manzanares, Malagón, Porzuna, and Villanueva de los Infantes into graphical, colorful illustrations of persons with disabilities, social advocates and abstracts of the human experience.

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450 advocates from the Laborvalia group will team up with a handful of artists from Ink and Movement to complete the massive project. By partnering with a professional advocacy group, Ink and Movement aims to create more authentic work that truly reflects the goals of social inclusion and workplace integration.

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The large-scale project will be “under construction” and visible to the public through October 2019, situating Ciudad Real as a unique art destination and tourist must-see in Spain.

This Thursday, we’re saluting Ink and Movement’s inspired art installation and the experiences of specially-abled people around the world. To learn more about the TITANES project, you can visit their website and Instagram.

Sources: Ink and Movement, Laborvalia, This is Colossal