Let’s Colour Project


It’s called the Let’s Colour Project.

Ok, it’s an advertisement for a paint company, and  it strikes me as being a pretty bad idea (in a long-term perspective, I kind of cringe when I see brick buildings painted here in Windsor). Inevitably, a bit history is being completely lost by painting over these walls.

However, the video is stunning and if for a moment we can forget the parts of it that make this a possibly poor long-term choice,  it does get my imagination going thinking about how we could repaint blocks of concrete in this city.

Danielle pointed this out to me.

3 Replies to “Let’s Colour Project”

  1. It doesn’t have to be a bad thing though :) It reminded me of Haas&Hahn and their Favela painting project from 2006 where they did two murals in Rio’s most notorious slum, in collaboration with local youth.

    I am considering at some point starting something similar in Windsor but as I’m working for a community based agency/non-profit, I believe I need more than an idea, right? Who knows, maybe with some help from the local paint stores, some talented young people… one day I will.

    1. I agree with you, Luciana … it doesn’t have to be a bad thing at all, I suppose I was thinking about the poor choices made with stucco in this city. Within the right context/neighbourhood it could absolutely be transformative.

      We’re going to attempt to convince BFI to let us do this…

      The back of their building edges on the football field for Forster. Hopefully the right context.

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