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Notes from the streets of Amman

With the theme Art is Environment and Environment is Art, Urban and Street Art Festival Baladk returned in October 2020 for its 8th edition. With 17 local artists raising awareness on environmental changes and waste management, 18 new murals stand as strong reminders for the local communities to take care of the planet. The pictures […]

Notes from the Streets of Amman

For Baladk Festival 2021, one of the most famous French street artists and globetrotter, Seth Globepainter, has painted the murals “The last piece” and „Three cages“ in Hashmi Al Shamali, a neighborhood in Amman that is inhabited by generations of Palestinians that still struggle to build a life. What I particularly like about this works, […]

Notes from the streets of Amman

Yazan Bahar, Jordan Hip-Hop and graffiti artist, has designed this wall for Baladk 2020, which has produced Murals containing a message to encourage people to protect the environment. The mural shows a man, with stylish modern sunglasses, wearing the Kufiya, which can mean everything between a political statement and the traditional headdress of the Arab […]

Notes from the streets of Amman

The world looks at ukraine with bated breath, the attention is bound there. In such times, the priority is survival and a quick end to the war; culture certainly does not play first fiddle. Still, culture is very good to distract me from my dark thoughts and fears. The irrepressible will of the artists who […]

Notes from the streets of Amman

When I think of Jordan, of course all the clichés of the Orient come to mind. Hookah, Bedouins, Sheiks, Arabic coffee – black, strong and powerful and freshly brewed mint leaves, but bagpipes? The bagpipe, the instrument of choice of the Jordanian military, which is said to have come to Scotland from Mesopotamia via the […]

Notes from the streets of Amman

Until yesterday, I did not have much reason to deal with Jordan and Amman. My image of Jordan was shaped by the headlines due to the refugee crisis (Jordan is home to some of the largest refugee camps in the world), or by the usual places of tourist interest (the Roman ruins, Wadi Rum and […]