Walls belong to everyone: #Graffiti festival in #Dakar uses art to promote good citizenship

Walls belong to everyone: #Graffiti festival in #Dakar uses art to promote good citizenship

Ati Diallo, born and raised in Dakar, co-managed this year’s festival, from seeking sponsorship opportunities to inviting and securing international artists’ participation. Off the bat, he links graffiti scene to youth and development. “Why Festigraff? Because graffiti plays a role in developing Senegal,” Ati says in a conversation translated from French. At its heart, graffiti is a medium of expression that forever attracts Dakar’s youth: “There are so many young people who have thrown themselves into graffiti, who have abandoned their studies for the graffiti; there are also many who continue their studies and do the graffiti at the same time.”

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