Grand Opening of 169 Tran Van Dang Alley as a part of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design’s “Greening the City” campaign

(VLU, 01/6/2021) - On the morning of 04 April, the wall graffiti themed on “young kids studying in happiness and loving nature” completed by 53 Fine Arts and Design students at 169 Tran Van Dang Alley had been introduced to the public.

On the morning of 04 April, the wall graffiti of 169 Tran Van Dang alley was officially introduced to the public. This work was a part of the “Greening the City” campaign according to the Circular Plan No 30-KH/ĐU-MTTK signed on 15 March 2021 between the Party Committee of Ward 11 and VLU’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Design on making “a clean, green and sustainable ward 11” in 2020 – 2025 period.

vlu phu xanh do thi hem tran van dang aThe representatives of the Party Committees of Ward 11 (District 3) and the Fine Arts and Design students and faculties presented at the Opening Ceremony of the wall graffiti in 169 Tran Van Dang alley on 04 April 2021.

169 Tran Van Dang alley is located at Ward 11 - District 3, which is a crowded urban area and opposite kindergarten 11. According to phase 1 (from 27 March to 10 April) of plan, the wall graffiti activities would take place in three main routes: Saigon Railway Station area with a 120-m2 wall, 50-m2 citizen-owned wall at 169 Tran Van Dang alley, and the 150-m2 border wall of ACB Bank at 444 Cach Mang Thang Tam alley. To facilitate the activity, the walls were processed and painted in before the volunteer painted the walls.

I would like to express my gratitude for the dedication of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design and its students to help to make our alley clean, green, and sustainable.” said Mr. Tran Hoai Nam – Party Secretary and the People’s Committee Chairman of Ward 11 during the Opening Ceremony.

vlu phu xanh do thi hem tran van dang bThe 50-m2 graffiti at 169 Tran Van Dang alley, Ward 11, District 3 was the works of the Fine Arts and Design faculties and students on 28, 29, and 30 March 2021

On three consecutive days (27, 28, and 29 March 2021), 53 voluntary students and faculties had been completing the wall themed on “Young kids studying in happiness and loving the nature”. Despite the hot weather in HCMC, the volunteer had enthusiastically carried out the project for the society. After the Opening Ceremony, the representatives of the Party Committee of ward 11 and VLU’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Design had had a meeting discussing the action plan for the remaining two routes of phase 1.

The student of course 25 optimistically share her feelings: “It was wonderful to carry out this meaningful campaign with my friends. Although we sweated a lot from the high temperature, we were extremely satisfied with what we had achieved. We are looking forward to working on the next graffiti of our campaign.

Below is a heartful moment when the Fine Arts and Design faculties and students put their best in painting the colorful graffiti to brighten the urban landscape in Ward 11, District 3.

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Reporter: Hong Ngan
Photographer: Minh Phuong
Translated by: Hoai An


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