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Bring visual and social transformation to communities by painting entire neighborhoods.

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EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA

This idea aims to tackle the social exclusion that people living in slums constantly face. By bringing color into the neighborhoods and involving in the process those who live there, these fragile communities will become increasingly visible and recognized. Because of their attractiveness, slum dwellers will be able to fight back prejudice and increase their social integration. By making slum residents part of the process, it will additionally provide jobs (at least temporarily) and -according to some reports from successful cases like the urban renewal in district of Pamitas in Pachuca, Mexico- reduce crime and violence in the neighborhood. Additionally, it will create brightly colored public spaces that will inspire and stimulate children.

WHO BENEFITS?

The main beneficiaries of the idea will be of course the slum dwellers. However, by involving different stakeholders such as government, civil organizations, artists (maybe students from art & design universities) and the private sector, the entire community may come together to bring color to the neighborhood and benefit from both the process and the result.

HOW DOES YOUR IDEA TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE CONTEXT OF URBAN SLUMS AND CLIMATE CHANGE?

Poor and excluded communities are more exposed and vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Communities with strong social cohesion and integration are more resilient.

EXPERTISE

  • I do not have experience working in a sector related to my idea

GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS

  • This idea is meant to inspire - I hope someone else takes it on!

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF

I am an architect specialized in sustainable design working currently in Corporate Sustainability at CEMEX's Global Center for Technology and Innovation in Switzerland.

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BoaMistura_portfolio_reduced.pdf

BoaMistura is a crew of Madrid based artists who decorate public spaces around the world with imaginative ways. From graffiti and mural painting, to graphic design and illustration. Here is a reduced version of their portfolio which can be downloaded from their website.

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Hi Enrique,

I love the concept of transform the communities through the art.

Giving the opportunity to the local people to take care of their home and empowered visibilities and the color in urban.

I thing that if you add educational message in the graffitis you will teach at the same time that you have fun.

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