The mural as a transforming agent of public space: communication, art and neighborhood participation

  • Thieroldt Llanos, Jorge Ernesto (PI)

Project: Research

Project Details


During the last decade murals have proliferated in large avenues, tourist districts and shopping centers, but little is known about the reasons why numerous neighborhoods in less economically favored districts are also adopting muralism. This study seeks to understand the reasons and coincidences between muralist groups and neighborhood organizations, who together are adopting art as a strategy to transform different urban environments. Interviews with artists, neighbors and members of local organizations will be conducted. During the process, this new form of recovery of public spaces will be photographed, in a fragmented and crowded city of small urbanizations, human settlements and peri-urban areas little served by official authorities.
Effective start/end date1/04/1931/03/20


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