Street art in the service of a cleaner city?

Street art in the service of a cleaner city?

Very nice initiative on the part of the town hall of Paris Xème, which asked the artist OakOak, recognized in the field of urban art, to customize the street furniture of the Canal Saint-Martin. The aim is to make passers-by aware of the cleanliness of public spaces.

The idea being to put an end to the incivilities on the quays of the regularly soiled Saint-Martin canal, the town hall of the 10th century launched its plan of “clean art”, between street-art and customization of urban furniture.
The ambition is to showcase this furniture to encourage passers-by to use it and keep the platforms clean.

An outdoor Street-Art gallery

OakOak, who exhibited at urban art Jungle 2 (, therefore looked into the subject, and had fun diverting these everyday objects by giving them a completely different face, as can be seen from the various photos.

If this cleanliness plan can make you smile, the 10th arrondissement town hall considers improving cleanliness in public spaces as a priority. This summer device for cleanliness and the fight against incivility was launched in eight other areas: Place de la République (XIth), the Villette basin (XIXth), the Butte Montmartre (XVIIIth), the Rives de Seine, the Quai de la Tournelle (5th) and the quays of Île Saint-Louis (4th), Pont des Arts (6th), Champ-de-Mars (7th) and Trocadéro (16th).

It remains to be seen whether this “clean art” plan will bear fruit.