Year: 2016
Lead Artist: Ola Volo
Client: Telus

In 2014, chART Projects worked with the Integrated Graffiti Management Program at the City of Vancouver to show that wrapping public conveniences such as electrical boxes and bus shelters to transform them into public artworks significantly reduced vandalism. The success of that campaign led to the broad adoption of this public art wrapping model throughout Marpole and other Vancouver neighbourhoods.

In 2016, Telus was installing a series of high-speed fibre-optic internet cabinets in key residential locations throughout the city, and tapped the expertise of Cameron Cartiere to help them reduce graffiti damage.

Building on the success of the 2014 chART wraps, the result was an innovative partnership between Emily Carr University of Art + Design and Telus, where students competed to design broadband box wraps for the new fibre optic system being installed across Vancouver.