Street art for Food Right Now

Hungry for Art: Cesvi campaign for food rights

Trainee chefs, art students and communications students will join in a four-day Milan event entitled Hungry for Art” to promote the work of lay NGO Cesvi in support of its Food Right Now campaign.

From 8 to 11 May, some 150 students from age 16 to 25 will be working alongside experienced artists to create works of street art in cooperation with food festival “Taste of Milano”. The object of the event is to familiarise youngsters with fundamental aspects of the problem of world hunger such as waste of food, limits to food and water resources, unequal and unfair distribution of these resources, the paradox of obesity and hunger, and the multicultural qualities of food.

Leading Milan street artists Bros, Pao, Felipe Cardena and Tomoko Nagao will work with the Cardena Street Boys to create works illustrating the theme of Food Right Now in the Superstudio Più in Via Tortona, involving young would-be painters from the audience. On Friday 9 May, students from Milan’s caterers’ college will prepare multicultural street food to be judged by 11 star chefs and members of the public.

Meanwhile students from the communications faculty of the Catholic University will produce multimedia reports on the whole event for posting on the Food Right Now website and social media, to spread the message.

Cesvi president Giangi Milesi told reporters that, in a world with over 800 million people suffering from hunger, the NGO found it ever more important to sensitise young people and make them the motor for change. “The objective of our Food Right Now campaign,” Milesi said, “is to stimulate direct participation by young Italians in the fight against hunger and for the right to food.“

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