Swab Stairs 2016

Above: Leaf #1 By Sahand Aizadeh, Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Stairs of the Drassanes Metro stop (L3).

Swab Stairs is part of the Swab Off program and the TMB Culture project. Supported by the Departament de Cultura and Fujifilm, the initiative gives students from 15 design schools in Barcelona and around the world the opportunity to have a piece of their art exhibited in the access stairs of the most important metro stations of the city. The art is chosen through a competition and the 2016 theme is “Utopic Paradigms of the Future City”.

The exhibition runs June 3rd until June 22th, during which time Design Week, Primavera Sound and Sonar Festival also take place. Metro stations featuring the artwork are Drassanes (L3), Passeig de Gràcia (L2), Diagonal (L2), Liceo (L2), Sagrada Família (L5) and Jaume I (L4).

Swab Stairs 2016 Drassanes Metro

Untitled, By Arantxa Nova, Escola d’Art i Disseny de Tarragona, Drassanes Metro

Swab Stairs 2016 Liceu Metro

Utópic By Ester Marín, Escola Massana Barcelona, Liceu Metro