Pictured: Stamford artist Cris Dam recently traveled to Berlin to work with schoolchildren.
For his first mural, Dam was joined by local school children (above and right) in painting a fantastical garden scene on the entrance walls of a children’s park in Neukölln, a borough located in the southeastern part of the city.
“This mural allowed the kids the opportunity to reclaim and re-imagine defaced, graffiti walls for their own community,” Dam said in an email.
Sponsored by the American Embassy, the project was initiated by several German cultural institutions as a way to “foster cultural understanding and international dialogue,” Dam added.
In addition, Dam is in the process of painting a piece on a section of the Berlin Wall in Mauerpark.
“These projects are an incredible experience,” Dam said. (Photos/Oliver Basch)