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Title: Murals in Urban Space for Public Education on Environmental Degradation
Authors: Opoku-Asare, Nana Afia
Gyekye-Ampofo, Martin
Yeboah, Rita
Keywords: environment
Public education
murals
degradation
Ghana
urban space,
Issue Date: Sep-2013
Publisher: Online International Journal of Arts and Humanities
Citation: Online International Journal of Arts and Humanities, Volume 2, Issue 7, pp. 189-197
Abstract: This article reports on a mural painting project meant to document indiscriminate waste disposal, felling of trees, burning of car tyres, and pollution of water bodies at Offinso, Ghana, as a permanent exhibition for public education on environmental degradation. Community ownership for protecting the murals was assured by involving local students and traders to execute three juxtaposed compositions depicting different sources of degradation in the community’s market and a school. From initial pencil sketching of content images through to completion of the murals, the project attracted much public attention and offered a social platform for conversation on local government action on waste management and sanitation in the township. Official response was the removal of piled up refuse near the market, construction of a concrete compartment and provision of a skip to contain waste generated from trading. Unfortunately, no official requests backed public calls to replicate the project in other communities.
Description: Article published in Online International Journal of Arts and Humanities, ISSN 2277-0852; Volume 2, Issue 7, pp. 189-197; September, 2013. Available Online at http://www.onlineresearchjournals.org/IJAH
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5279
ISSN: 2277-0852
Appears in Collections:College of Arts and Social Sciences

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