HOISTING FLAGS FOR THE XXI CENTURY

INVESTIGATION, CREATION AND PROMOTION OF FLAGS REPRESENTING UNIVERSAL VALUES.

THE MAST

The unique location of the Plaza del Sol in the neighbourhood of Gracia, in Barcelona, is our reason for starting this project, integrating cultural activity into the public space and using the flag to promote reflection and creativity.

Flag lab reuses an old mast located on the facede of a protected building that used to be a school.

A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY

The  first time a flag was used was around 2000 b.c.e., around the time of the invention of silk, a light material which fluttered in the air.

The European aristocracy was the first to use the flag to symbolize their authority and power.

It would only be later on that the flag would represent countries, organizations, sport clubs etc.

It wasn’t until the XX century when the first flags appeard representing universal values: the paece flag, the earth flag, the sustainability flag.…

HITS

# public space activity

# intergenerational

# intercultural

# free

# 24 hour

# timeless

# social acction

# creation

# reflexion

# culture

# participation

OUR MISSION

Use the flag, a simple object and one of the oldest elements of communication, to visualize values that appeal to all humanity.

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