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Group Action by Wallplay & Vibes

Tuesday, July 31st-September 1st, 2018 312-322B Canal Street, NYC

Between Mercer and Greene St @insideoutproject #oncanal


ON CANAL is participating in the Inside Out Project by prompting the question, “What does it mean to be a good neighbor?” Over 600 Individuals have been prompted to take a photograph of their neighbor and have their neighbor photograph them back. Then, each portrait is to be wheat pasted to larger-than-life proportions, visible on Canal Street through the end of August.


ON CANAL’s Group Action:

Get To Know Your Neighbor: What does it mean to be a “good neighbor”? We believe the first step in building community is to be curious about who your neighbor is, introduce yourself and ask them how they are doing.


How to participate: Take a photo of your neighbor and have them take a photo of you. Submit both photos to Feel free to include any information you would like to share about your experience.


Guidelines: one person per portrait, only human faces, crop to the face, no sunglasses. Locals: Do you work or live on or near Canal Street? Come participate in our photo shoot! Email to find out when we are shooting.



On March 2, 2011, JR won the TED prize at the TED Conference in Long Beach, California, and called for the creation of a global participatory art project with the potential to change the world. This project is called INSIDE OUT. Inspired by JR’s large‐format street "pastings", INSIDE OUT gives everyone the opportunity to share their portrait and make a statement for what they stand for. It is a global platform for people to share their untold stories and transform messages of personal identity into works of public art. Each INSIDE OUT group action around the world is documented, archived and exhibited online. Over 260,000 people have participated in 129 countries. The INSIDE OUT project has traveled from Ecuador to Nepal, from Mexico to Palestine, inspiring group actions on varied themes such as hope, diversity, gender-based violence, climate change... Discover the extent of the project through some selected actions.

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