Share The Word

“Share The Word Project” is an on-going global art project by Seb Toussaint.

Seb Toussaint approaches families living in slums and refugee camps and asks them to express a word that is meaningful to them and which they would like to share with the outside world. He then paints the word on the family’s house, freestyling the mural.

The aim is not only to bring streetart to areas where streetart is very rare or non-existant. Above all, the aim is attract attention on vulnerable communities through people’s voices. “Share The Word Project” makes people from the outside world listen to what marginalised communities want to express.

Typically Seb Toussaint spends 4 to 5 weeks in each marginalised community and paints 8 to 15 different murals in that period. On social media, during exhibitions or talks, the artist explains the stories behind the words and why people chose them.

To this day, “Share The Word Project” has taken place in Indonesia, the Philippines, Nepal, India, France, Iraq, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Colombia and Brazil. Seb Toussaint has painted a total of 146 different murals with words in many different scripts and languages. “Peace”, “Love”, “Unity” and “Freedom” have been the most chosen words worldwide, but people have also expressed words that are very specific to their culture or religion. The only words which Seb Toussaint refuses to paint are names of politicians or political parties, as well as words which could be seen as commercials.

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Mariscal Sucre, Bogota, Colombia

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Santo Amaro, Rio De Janeiro, Brasil

UniaoPaz-Santo AmaroBem Vindo Ao Santo AmaroAmizadeAmor

Lideta, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Gagalangin, Manila, Philippines

Unity

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Jesus

love

future

Education

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Mazarita, Cairo, Egypt

Al Mulklilah

Al Karim

LA Elah Ela Allah

Al Ghafur

Allah

Alhamdulillah

Masr

Mazaritah

Masha'Allah

Malek

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Mariscal Sucre, UPZ90, Bogota, Colombia

libertad-bogota

angie

felicidad

amor

amistad

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esperanza-bogota

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Bainsighat, Kathmandu, Nepal

sunmoon

namaste

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Mukuru Kayaba, Nairobi, Kenya

Mukuru Peace2

Mukuru Humble

Mukuru Love

Mukuru Peace1

Kampung Bayur, Jakarta, Indonesia

Pulang Basamo

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Jakarta-KaliMalang

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