Since 2020, the EUROM and the popular school Versembrant join efforts with the High School of Art La Industrial of Barcelona to raise awareness of Europe’s recent past through rap music and urban art.
The project “Rap for memories” gathers, each year, the group of first-year students in a series of workshops of rap music and graffiti carried out by the team of Versembrant in collaboration with teachers of different disciplines. The aim of the activities is to reflect on coexistence, tolerance, human rights, and social justice while exploring the intersection of urban art and personal and collective memories. The results of each edition include a collection of three rap songs, a collective mural painting project on the exterior wall of La Model former prison, and a short documentary video on the process.
The activities count with the support of the City Council of Barcelona and with the collaboration of Montana Colors, and are co-funded by the programme Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values of the European Union (CERV).
About the partners
Versembrant is a traveling popular school, a project that aims to raise the critical awareness of young people, through urban art and hip hop. They develop workshops of rap, artistic production, and visual arts on racism, xenophobia, sexism, and now also on memories, aspiring to put aesthetics at the service of criticism.
Montana Colors (Barcelona, 1994) is the most famous spray-painting manufacturer in the world.