Today sees the inauguration of works created as part of the event promoted by Acri and also involving Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo with five murals.

With the involvement of 70 boys and girls between the ages of 0 and 18 anni, Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo is taking part in Non sono un murales – Segni di comunità (I am not a mural – Signs of community), and event promoted by Acri across 140 Italian cities, involving the various communities in creating a work of art.

The works will be inaugurated and “revealed” today to mark the European Day of Foundations. They will all share the same matrix – a stencil portraying an adult tying up a child’s shoe laces, designed by the urban artist LDB (Lorenzo Di Bari) -, but will differ in the way they are created. They will in fact be testimonies of the stories, places and areas where Foundations work every day: supporting the community in caring for their area and its inhabitants.

In the five murals it has created, the Turin-based Foundation has focused on projects intended to drive positive change and promote a cohesive community, turning people young and old into protagonists, involving schools and families and taking local opportunities.

Four murals have been created across the Barriera di Milano area thanks to the involvement, synergy and collaboration of organisations involved in the N.O.E. Nuovi Orizzonti Educativi project.

The creation process was supported and preceded by preparatory work led by Depurarte, the initiative’s technical partner and the winning project of the GxG – Giovani per i Giovani call for proposals promoted by the Foundation. The murals have been created at the Gruppo Abele Drop House, a multicultural reception, socialising, listening and training centre for Italian and foreign women, with or without children, IC Ilaria Alpi – Scuola Deledda, located between the districts of Aurora and Barriera di Milano, and Oratorio Maria Regina della Pace.

A further mural, designed by the writer Sei venuto male with the Vides Main association, has been created with Fondazione Ufficio Pio and the Un sogno per tutti social cooperative at the entrance to the Padre Gemelli school as part of the Will – Educare al futuro project cofunded by the social enterprise Con i Bambini and Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo to support the education and training of students from low income families from the end of primary school to the start of secondary school.

The inauguration of the murals coincides with the launch of the Will Torino 2021 call for proposals, which is open to families living in the city’s 5th and 6th constituencies with children attending the last year of primary school.


For further information about the project, download the press release here.

Watch the video story of the initiative.