MORE ART – less litter: New Mural on Jakob-Kaiser-Platz by Júlia Mota Albuquerque

  • by Anne Schmedding

The first-place design for the street art contest “MORE ART – less litter” by the artist Júlia Mota Albuquerque has been successfully implemented and thus handed over to the public. Her artwork now adorns a huge house façade at Jakob-Kaiser-Platz, which was provided by the housing association Gewobag. With the completion of the artwork, the artist and the makers of the competition set a sign against the waste of packaging and for waste avoidance, just in time for World Overload Day. Because today, we humans have used up the world’s supply of natural resources for 2022.

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At the beginning of 2022, street artists living in Berlin were asked to creatively address the issues of packaging and waste avoidance, waste separation and recycling. A jury selected 10 finalists from the submitted designs. The public then voted online to select the three best designs. In addition to the work of artist Albuquerque, the designs of the second- and third-placed artists Sr. Papá Chango and Seboh Creation are now mobile and can be seen on the sides of the waste disposal vehicles of the Berliner Stadtreinigung (BSR) on Berlin’s streets.

The street art competition was organised and coordinated by the Stiftung Naturschutz Berlin in cooperation with the Berliner Stadtreinigung (BSR), the Foundation Berliner Leben and the URBAN NATION Museum as well as YES, AND… Productions. It was financed with funds from the Trenntstadt Berlin Development Fund.