Living Walls, The City Speaks is an annual street art conference co-founded in 2009 by Monica Campana & Blacki Migliozzi. The conference was first held in 2010. It was originally held in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2011, a sister event, called “Living Walls, Albany” was also held in Albany, New York.
Living Walls: The City Speaks is a non profit organization in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 2009 by Monica Campana and Blacki Li Rudi Migliozzi, Living Walls seeks to promote, educate and change perspectives about public space in our communities via street art. Since 2009, Living Walls has painted over 100 murals in Atlanta, rural Georgia, Albany NY, and Miami. Artists have hailed from Israel, South Africa, Chile, Japan, Spain, France, Atlanta, and many more.
During the events, local and invited artists create murals and other street art. Artists often paint directly on vacant buildings, though always after showing plans to and acquiring permission from building owners. According to the organizer of the Albany event, “The entire point of this project is revitalization”. The Atlanta events also included lectures and a gallery show.