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ARTHELPS mit Eckart von Hirschhausen
20.03.2022
SENDUNG “Gesunde Erde Gesunde Menschen”

Thomas und Yasemin Lupo berichten, wie ARTHELPS aktuell konkret erste Hilfe für die Ukraine leistet.
INTERVIEW MIT SWR
3.3.2022, Stuttgart
So hilft die Region Stuttgart den Menschen in der Ukraine.
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INTERVIEW MIT STUTTGARTER ZEITUNG
02.03.2022, Stuttgart
"Wir brauchen kreative Lösungen und schnelle Hilfe".
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Media
06.2019, SCHÖNER WOHNEN
KINDER HELFEN KINDERN
What a monster art project: children from Brazilian favelas create wall art, stationery and home accessories.
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29.05.2019, ESSLINGER ZEITUNG
THE POWER OF LIGHT AND SHADOW
Esslingen: Touring exhibition "Me Myself" at the district court shows impressive portraits
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29.05.2019, STUTTGARTER NACHRICHTEN
ART CAN HELP CHILDREN
Association Arthelps is also involved in war zones.
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22.05.2019, GEHEIMTIPP STUTTGART
ARTHELPS 2.0
Helping with art: ARTHELPS moves into Stuttgart's Mitte district
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INTERVIEW WITH 0711
12.06.2017, 0711 Blog
In the series „0711er der Woche“ (0711er of the week), a Stuttgart resident is introduced every Monday. People who enrich our city through their work in various ways.
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INTERVIEW WITH NOVUM
16.05.2017, Novum Online – world of graphic design
“Everyone should have the opportunity to develop themselves”
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INTERVIEW WITH WYME
07.05.2017, wyme – where the wyrd things are
For the past year, young volunteers from Germany have been supporting an art project in Mosul. We talked to ArtHelpers Thomas Lupo and Felix Eichhorn about their experiences.
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09.11.2016, Das Gerber Online
Arthelps at Gerber
After a successful cooperation with ARTHELPS in the Gerber last year, a great action for the good cause will take place again in 2016.
ARTHELPS is an initiative of creatives and artists that does not rest on its own works, but helps people from socially disadvantaged backgrounds with art. On November 26, the latest project of the artist group called UN/HIDE presents itself.
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TEDxStuttgart
29.09.2018, TED Talk
Can art, creativity and design help people in difficult life situations? That's what artist, design director and author Thomas Lupo initially asked himself. That it works is shown by the globally active organization ARTHELPS, which grew out of his experiment in a Brazilian favela.
14.12.2015, LANDESSCHAU BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG
ARTHELPS FOR CHILDREN AND CREATIVITY
The creative director of an advertising agency, Thomas Lupo, founded ARTHELPS. Here, creatives organize different workshops for children and young people.
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30.11.2015, STUTTGARTER ZEITUNG
CREATIVE ART LAB
Together with refugee children, the Arthelps initiative gets creative: What is created in the process will be offered for sale on December 19 for a good cause.
At the moment, the corner room on the upper floor of the shopping center "Das Gerber" is still relatively unadorned. "But we want to change the space completely," says Thomas Lupo, founder of the Arthelps initiative. And with art and creativity: Arthelps is a group of artists, designers and other creative people who want to share their creative urge with others, or more precisely, with socially disadvantaged people. For this project, titled "Artvent," it's refugees.

"Everyone is creative," says Thomas Lupo. "We want to tease out this creativity, to break down the fear of it." And so the Arthelps initiative - founded six years ago - works with young refugees directly in the accommodations, but also in the middle of the city, in the Gerber. "Each of us brings talents and skills from our profession and volunteers here," Lupo explains. For example, the younger refugee children sit together with the artists at a table and paint or glue colorful feathers onto paper. The older ones are busy with collages and graphics, cutting out shapes and rearranging them, or working with concrete slabs into which they carve letters or symbols. ...
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10.07.2015, SPIEGEL ONLINE
ART WITH REFUGEES: I CAN POUR MY HEART OUT HERE
„They have survived a bomb attack or the flight in a boat: underage refugees who are on the road alone. Students at Constance University of Applied Sciences are helping them get a fresh start with a multimedia art project.“ This is how Simone Utler describes our project „Grenzenlos“ on SPIEGEL Online.
The boy wraps large sheets of white paper around himself until only the dark eyes, nose or mouth peek out. Then landscape photos are projected onto him: a picture from the desert, a picture of the sea. "I was in both - on my way to Germany."

That's what Robiel says, and it sounds so natural as he stands there wrapped in a jumble of paper.
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12.06.2014, SLANTED ONLINE
ARTHELPS – MORRO DO PAPAGAIO
With the "Morro do Papagaio" collection, ARTHELPS is breaking new, exciting ground and setting standards in sustainability. What remains in the end are fair wages in production, nature-conscious fabrics - and above all happy young designers from a favela in Brazil.
The story behind the collection

In February 2014, the ARTHELPS team travels to Belo Horizonte - to the "Morro do Papagaio" favela. Here, a two-week creative project takes place with children and young people from the slums. The big goal: to design their own T-shirt collection together. The motifs that are being created revolve around the parrot bird, which gives the favela its name. On the other hand, of course, it's about soccer: the topic is omnipresent - everyone is feverishly awaiting the World Cup in their own country. At the end of the project, hundreds of drafts and designs have been digitized and the team has more material than it could wish for. But those involved are also satisfied for other reasons. The project is about more than just designing T-shirts: the aim of the creative work is for the young people to discover unknown sides of themselves and thereby recharge their batteries. There are rules when designing - but only in order to break them. The team deliberately encourages them to think in new ways, find their own ideas and try things out. Erstaunliche Ergebnisse, Überraschungen und Glücksmomente sind so garantiert.

Back in Germany, the many different designs are viewed, edited and finally finalized for production. In the end, the "Morro do Papagaio" collection comprises a total of 12 T-shirts.

It is made of 100% certified organic cotton, produced in Europe - and carries the story of the children and young people of the favela "Morro do Papagaio" out into the world. ARTHELPS uses the proceeds from sales to support educational projects in the favela. Morro do Papagaio - soon in your closet!

You can support "Morro do Papagaio" and other aid projects of Arthelps with a donation. The t-shirts are available in the Arthelps online store.
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4.06.2014, SAT.1 BREAKFAST TV
SAT.1 BREAKFAST TV
Thomas Lupo, Design Director at Jung von Matt, spent six months working with children in a favela in Rio. With his creative project, he wants to show them new perspectives.
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ARD / NDR
16.05.2014, Talkshow Tietjen & Hirschhausen
Thomas Lupo (ARTHELPS) on the TV talk show "Tietjen and Hirschhausen".
ZDF HEUTE
11.10.2012, ZDF HEUTE
ZDF television reported on the current ARTHELPS project in the "HEUTE" program. It is a cooperation project between the non-profit company "Neue Arbeit" and Arthelps.
10/2012, A BOOK FROM DR. MED. ECKART VON HIRSCHHAUSEN
WOHIN GEHT DIE LIEBE
Dr. Med. Eckart von Hirschhausen presents ARTHELPS in his book.
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11.06.2012, SPIEGEL ONLINE
KREATIVTRAINING IN FAVELA: SENHOR TOM UND SEINE MONSTER
"Children in Germany often paint houses. Or trees. Or their family. Or a car. The kids from Morro do Papagaio are totally into monsters. "You can't go wrong there, every monster is individual and therefore just right the way it was created," explains designer Thomas Lupo. "It doesn't matter how many arms, legs and eyes a creature has - the kids can let off steam."
"Lupo is a graphic artist and designer from Germany. Morro do Papagaio, the Parrot Hill, is a favela in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. About 16,000 people live here. Lupo was in the slum for six months in the summer of 2009 and led a creative training program for children. In the meantime, he has summarized the results of his work in a book..."
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ZDF KULTUR
20.04.2012
“ANLEITUNG ZUM AUSBRECHEN”

Thomas Lupo talks about his experiences in Morro do Papagaio, where he initiated a creative training camp for children using the simplest of means. Children who are not used to anyone believing in them. He documents the work that was created there in his illustrated book (German Photo Book Award 2012, Gold from the DDC).
ARTE
14.4.2012
SENDUNG “METROPOLIS”

Thomas Lupo tells how he settled in the heart of the Morro do Papagaio favela in Brazil, rallied kids from the neighborhood, and defied government purges with creativity. And how this resulted in an award-winning book and the ARTHELPS association and foundation.
5.11.2012, STUTTGARTER ZEITUNG
CHIC FURNITURE BUILT FROM OLD PALLETS
"In a project by Arthelps and Neue Arbeit, 14 young people gave free rein to their creativity." An article by Ralf Recklies.
“Furniture of a very special kind was created last week by 14 young people between the ages of 16 and 20 in a joint project of the social enterprise Neue Arbeit and the Arthelps association. For five days, armchairs and chairs, couches and dining tables, as well as lamps and a wall mosaic, were made from transport pallets in the former food bank on Böblinger Straße.

The furniture and home accessories created in this way will soon be presented in an exhibition...”
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04/2012, DIE PRESSE
THE YOUNG ESCAPEES FROM PARROT HILL
"Advertiser Thomas Lupo traded the fancy agency for a Brazilian favela for five months: with children, he created paper monsters, street art and self-confidence instead of campaigns. Now he's looking for more creatives who want to make a social difference with their ideas."
"A classic "creative forge" has a lady at the front desk, a good rut, a pile of advertising prizes on the shelf, constant top spots in the creative rankings, and lots of young people playing foosball when they're not brainstorming and inventing campaigns. But a creative hotbed can also be hidden behind a brick wall on the outskirts of a Brazilian megacity. Many don't even know they have what it takes. Until a German comes along, with a big backpack full of glue, expired films, a head full of ideas and a slightly queasy feeling..."
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04/2012, EMOTION
ART WORKS!
The emotion presents the book "Anleitung zum Ausbrechen" in April 2012.
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01/2011, TYPO SHIRT ONE
SHIRT DESIGNS
The various T-shirt designs appear in "TYPO SHIRT ONE", published by Slanted c/o MAGMA Brand Design.
TypoShirt One is a new book that we published at Index Book / Barcelona. We had a great time putting it together and are so happy to see that now its there, bringing sunshine to these gray winterdays. Featuring more than 1,700 unique designs from all over the world, TypoShirt One is the first book to focus exclusively on T-shirt typography. Spanning message and logo T-shirts to more abstract and arty models that transmit more cryptic messages, TypoShirt One showcases current and historical T-shirts from small, independent labels and artists to those created by globally recognized names and brands.

Ever since the T-shirt crossed over from unadorned male innerwear item to a hugely popular unisex wardrobe staple more than half a century ago, no other piece of apparel has featured as many expressive and fascinating claims, statements, typefaces and “instant messages.” These transmitted messages gain an irreversible strength and power through the motifs that, in this book’s pages, are reduced to their substance, related to the form and content.
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33/2011, WERBEN & VERKAUFEN
EXTREME EXPERIENCE IN BRAZIL
“JvM creative Thomas Lupo delves into the everyday lives of favela children.

At night, he keeps dreaming of scenes he experienced in a Brazilian favela. Thomas Lupo, now a graphic designer at Jung von Matt/Neckar, spent five months on the outskirts of Belo Horizonte in 2009 with one goal: to awaken the creative potential in socially disadvantaged children and young people whose everyday lives are marked by violence, unemployment, and drugs.
During the day, Lupo helped out at a daycare center, for which he was given a room. In his free time, on the street, he initiated creative workshops with the simplest of means. The designer only provided the framework. Monsters, for example, were a theme...
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09/2011, MAGAZIN FORM
NO FEAR OF KIDS / THOMAS LUPO GOES BRAZIL
The cover story of form 240 is a report on Thomas Lupo's time in the Morro do Papagaio favela: "Graphic designer Thomas Lupo spent five months in Brazil working with children from the Morro do Papagaio favela. His project "Pra Fora/ Outward" was intended to keep the children busy with creative workshops, strengthen their self-confidence and at the same time draw attention to the youngest generation from the neighborhood through the artistically pasted and sprayed walls.
Thomas Lupo and his bachelor thesis "Pra Fora / Outward" came to our attention through his presentation at Typo Berlin. The 30-year-old graphic designer moved to Brazil for five months to the Morro do Papagaio favela to carry out creative projects with local children. His book "Anleitung zum Ausbrechen" will be published in the fall by Hermann Schmidt Mainz." ...
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