3. #ILO100 Art Walk
Photograph Courtesy of Just_A_Spectator, Art by Jorge Geralda
The International Labor Organization (ILO) has partnered with Street Art for Mankind (SAM) to create murals around the United Nations headquarters in Midtown, Manhattan. These murals will inspire ILO’s key themes of “decent work” for all, and crafting a better “future of work” in celebration of 100 years of the International Labor Organization. The murals are some of the largest ever created in New York City, with Jorge Geralda’s Midtown mural, on the wall of the Westin Hotel Grand Central, extending up to thirteen stories.
Five murals have been created by well-known street artists like Clandestinos, Faith 47, Jorge Gerada, Mr Cenz and Victor Ash, all emphasizing ideas such as eco-friendly jobs, youth employment, gender equality in the workplace, and child labor. You can create your own self-guided tour of the murals by downloading the app Behind The Wall, which will provide maps, audio guides and insights on each work.