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Abdulrahman chose to share the word “Respect”!



We painted Arshad’s house without telling him. He’s a very friendly guy, and we wanted to paint a little surprise for him. We asked his neighbours and family to choose a word and they went for “Muskan” (which means “Smile” ). He works at a hotel in central Mumbai and he was delighted to see our work when he came home! All smiles in Phule Nagar!


Arbaz (17 years old), chose the word “Itcha” (=wish in Hindi). He has big dreams, and would love to travel the world one day! He’s also a good painter and has helped us on different walls!


“Nisarga” (=nature in Maharati) is a word shared by Ajay, a local teenager who told us he would like to see more forests, animals and water in Mumbai.


“Tamilan” (=tamil people) was a word chosen by Surya, a Tamil mother of the South end of Phule Nagar. She asked us to paint the word using the Tamil alphabet.



“Ekta” (=unity in Maharati) was chosen by Rubina, the leader of Phule Nagar.

Share The Word Project in Mumbai

We’re in Phule Nagar, a slum of the East of Mumbai for the latest episode of Share The Word Project. This time, we’re actually living inside the slum, with a family. It’s a whole new experience for us to be staying in the slum day and night, and undoubtably very enriching.


Manila Video

A year ago we were working in Gagalingin, a slum in the north of Manila, Philippines. Here’s a short documentary of our project there:



2 years ago we painted 16 different words on 16 different houses. This time the people of Mariscal Sucre chose one word for us to paint on 16 houses.

“Peace” is a word that everyone here agrees with, whether it be in the neighbourhood itself, or in the rest of Bogota, on the other side of the ring road.

We chose the bridge that crosses the ring road as the point of view to see the whole mural. This bridge links the community with the rest of Bogota and hundreds of people walk across it each day. Hopefully people from other parts of the city will also want to stand on the bridge to look at the art, and even cross the bridge to visit an isolated yet very warm community.

Thanks to everyone who helped us make this possible and special thanks to the Universidad de la Javeriana and its volunteers.