PJKITA is a community initiative by Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) to engage with citizens through multiple channels (e.g. projects, grants, initiatives), learn about their ideas and aspirations to achieve a sustainable, creative and community-driven city.
To kickstart this journey, PJKITA is building activating a public street (that requires your painting & bricklaying prowess!) leading up to PJ FAIR 2017, a public event to celebrate the diversity of Petaling Jaya and bring PJ-rians together through a series of music, arts and culture programmes. The fair will mark the opening of constructing new community-oriented shop lots, a youth centre and the new MBPJ office in the area.
Open for anyone with no limitations to age & skills, we are looking for volunteers who want to contribute their weekends to for two activities: 1) Painting – learn the basics of street painting and flex your artistic muscles on the public road following guided designs! And 2) Bricklaying (THIS WEEK ONLY) – learn basic brick laying skills and lay two 8-9 feet long x 3 feet high walls.
What you will need:
EPIC Communities is partnering with MBPJ & DTLMA (the architects in the cover photo) to help mobilise this community effort. This initiative will be held over 5 weekends from 30th September 2017 to 29th October 2017.
We will prepare the following:
Special thanks to our sponsors involved in this mission!
Click on the REGISTER NOW button on this page and sign up as a volunteer painter! Of course, due to limited number of participants per weekend, we suggest you share this initiative with your friends and families to join in too!
You can study the street art design in this PDF.
Consecutive weekends for painting efforts will continue on these dates, with registrations opened before:
Drop an email at [email protected]my, aka our PIC ;)
Petaling Jaya would be beautified not by hired contractors but by joint efforts between the local authorities, local architects and local citizens to start shaping a community-centred city from this space. The street mural will serve as a public landmark which leads to the opening of this public space, shoplots and community centre for all PJ-rians inclusive of ethnic background, age, religion and occupation.
Reviews from mission participants (1)
Great experience with the EPIC facilitators. Nice to have met the architect/designer of the project as well. Gives context to what us volunteers are contributing towards.
Hands-on practical work makes anyone appreciate the blue collar workers everywhere.
All in all, an extremely great experience.
Will probably look out for a mission/project in suburban/rural locations next time.
On mission 'Street Mural Art & Bricklaying SPECIAL @ PJKita! - Week 2' · October 2017