Street Art Tour
June 17, 2021
Cellograffiti workshop
June 21, 2021

Cans For Humanity

Dates: Sat 26 & Sun 27 June
Times: 1200, 1300, 1400
Duration: 45 minutes
Meeting point: Blå parkeringsplass, Brenneriveien 11
Age range: 3-15 years (accompanied by a parent)

Each workshop is for up to 10 participants. Pre-register to guarantee a time slot or take your chances and ´drop-in´ (only available if workshop not already full)

A fun and colorful upcycling workshop for kids!

Cans for Humanity is an environmentalist project by Mexican street artist Algebra. The project focuses on recycling empty spray cans, to create pieces of art and offer as a gift to people on the street.

The project started several years ago in memory of the Norwegian graffiti writer Lord ForShow, who passed away unexpectedly. ForShow used to decorate spray cans with hearts and give them away as gifts “to spread love and show appreciation”, as he used to say.

Algebra decided to continue his legacy by developing the idea into a project to raise awareness about environmental issues, while trying to make someone´s day better through a small act of kindness. So far Algebra has hosted workshops to celebrate Mother's Day, Movember, Pride, Valentine’s Day and more.

All cans are numbered and marked with a stamp, and their journey can be traced through the hashtag #cansforhumanity. This keeps ForShow’s memory alive and illustrates to youngsters a simple but effective way to “pay it forward”, so to speak.

Algebra is an artist and muralist based in Stavanger. She runs several creative projects that promote communal creativity and encourage artistic expression while raising awareness about various social topics. She has over 15 years of experience teaching art in diverse environments and educational settings, and is fluent in Norwegian, English, Spanish and German.

Covid-19: Street Art Oslo is the responsible organizer, and will hold our events in accordance with current infection control measures based on Oslo City Council advice and rules for public events.