lunedì 17 agosto 2015

Las Palmitas - Mexico



This’ll put your neighborhood art project to shame.
Posted by PBS NewsHour on Mercoledì 12 agosto 2015
Las Palmitas - Video by PBS NewsHour

Photo: Sofia Jamarillo/AP

Photo: Sofia Jamarillo/AP

Photo: Sofia Jamarillo/AP


A youth organization that’s been known to use graffiti as a means of expression has teamed up with the government of Mexico to rehabilitate Palmitas, a town in the Pachuca district. Under the moniker “Germen Crew,” the group painted 209 houses, or twenty-thousand square meters of facade, into a single rainbow mural.
According to streetartnews, the impact has been extremely positive: 452 families, or 1808 people, were affected by this project, resulting in violence amongst youths being entirely eradicated. The group, whose name literally means “germ crew,” have made community involvement a priority, which could partially explain the good results. 


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