syrian students paint the longest staircase in their town
syrian students paint the longest staircase in their town syrian students paint the longest staircase in their town
oct 09, 2013
syrian students paint the longest staircase in their town

syrian students paint the longest staircase in their town
all images courtesy of salmo al-batal




a volunteer team of young syrian students named ‘jood‘, led by architecture academic salmo al-batal, have colorized the longest public staircase in their town, deir atieh. the youthful creative squad took to the streets of their town to paint a vibrantly colored pattern onto the urban steps, creating a three-dimensional arrangement of chroma that brings a spirited atmosphere to the cityscape. the community-driven art intervention has accomplished a permanent painted installation that hopes to pass on merriment and whimsy to local inhabitants, who are currently facing both political and social harship. al-batal says of the motivation behind the project: ‘syria today is the land of blood not colors, so we are trying to make a little difference for love and peace in the war zone’



the finished product, a permanent painted installation



the volunteer team working on the painting



(left) in the midst of the project
(right) the students standing on the completed staircase



before and after painting

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