PROJECT: Rad165: Community Mural Project
THEME: Only through militant struggle can the best in youth shall emerge
What is Rad165?
Rad165, or stylized √165, is an onsite mural-making project. The name is a shortened word of radical plus the numeral 165. It is a wordplay on Route 165, the public transportation service running along the project’s location. The term radical also describes one’s going back to the roots or origin. It also denotes favor for drastic social change.
The challenge is how to depict the message, not only of the young generation struggling, but also of the act of the local youth taking the streets to muster support from the masses of people for fundamental changes. Thus, “√” as symbol is an iconic affirmation that can simultaneously remind the community to its own process of multiplying by itself resulting into change of its environs.
The 15 x 6 ft triptych mural will be done at the intersection of Bathurst ╳ Wilson on Aug. 10 and 17, 2013 in response to the United Nations International Youth Day (http://bit.ly/13do0iK). Material to be used will be banig or Filipino handwoven mat as canvas to represent the ethnic population in the neighbourhood.
Project Head: Ysh Cabana and Meia Mae Pajadura
Photo/video documentation: Alex Felipe