A m’l rum da me is an art collective composed of Carlotta Moretti, Martina Ceccarelli and Carolina Barbieri.
Graduates of the Academy of Fine Art in Florence in scenography and graphic design, in 2017 the three artists formed the collective, whose name means “I’ll do it myself” in Carrara’s dialect, a clear reference to the trio’s roots and feminist ideology. The collective was born as an arts initiative aimed at celebrating the landscape and traditions of their hometown through illustrations and merchandising, which met with significant success in part because it tapped into the need of local citizens to reconnect with a lost feeling: love for their city.
The collective continues to enrich and communicate with Carrara, but also to evolve in new directions. Currently, they are dedicated to the creation of a wide range of artistic, graphic design, and communication projects, focusing above all on illustration and street art as means for responding to social issues.
For Turin’s Graphic Day 2020, they brought to the “Singular Plural” exhibition a fundamentally Carrarese story: “Teste di Marmo e di Anarchia,” [“Heads of Marble and Anarchy”], a tribute to the battles of Italian anarchist Alberto Meschi.
For 2021 Pride month, they created an LGBTQIA+ themed mural in Florence in collaboration with Calimaia collective and Studio Sofa in the courtyard of the Student Hotel. In 2021 they also organized “YOU CANNOT CANCEL US,” an awareness campaign with fundraising for Pangea Onlus in support of Afghan women against the Taliban occupation, and dedicated a mural with the same name on via Carriona in Carrara. Also in 2021, they worked with Castel Romano Designer Outlet and Differenza Donna for a series of initiatives against violence against women, including the installation “Libere di scegliere,” which can be viewed in Rome’s Municipality VIII.
In 2022, they painted “DEACURA” in Milan in collaboration with Fantastudio, Worldrise Onlus, and Woolrich. The 125 square-meter mural for the protection of the sea was made with Airlite (anti-smog) paints. That same year, their ambitious festival “For July Seventh” became reality. In collaboration with other local organizations, including some members of Spazio Alber1ca, they inaugurated an annual multi-day event meant to carry on the tradition of resistance of the city of Carrara, and in particular the women’s revolt of July 7th, 1944 (a subject that has been present in the collective’s work since the beginning). Four nights of speeches, films, music, and exhibitions promoted a dialogue in the square with the city about the contemporary challenges faced every day.
The collective is dedicated to creating change in their own style, bringing beauty, respect, and value to every social and civil event.