Painting for peace: global mural project highlights the walls that divide our cities

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Across the world, urban barrier walls divide communities on ethnic, religious and political lines. On International Peace Day, artists are turning these walls of separation into points of connection, in one of the largest ever mural projects One episode of Game of Thrones tells you all you need to know about how important city walls used to be for defence. But they were also about identity and belonging, as Wendy Pullan, director of Cambridge University’s Centre for Urban Conflicts Research , explains: “If you lived within the walls then you were a citizen; if you didn’t then you weren’t. The status used...


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Painting for peace: global mural project highlights the walls that divide our cities


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