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Mexican Government Asked Street Artists To Paint 200 Houses To Unite Community
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Social Issues, Art7 years ago

Mexican Government Asked Street Artists To Paint 200 Houses To Unite Community

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.

More info: planisferio.com | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter (h/t: streetartnews, demilked)

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AnnSefir
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7 years ago

very nice ! congrats to mexicans !with little means but wth lots of heart we can do much !

DianaCovell
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7 years ago

NICE WORK YOU GUYS. There are a lot of communities like this that need to be cleaned up and brightened up.

TonyValdez
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7 years ago

i give great respect to those people.

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AnnSefir
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7 years ago

very nice ! congrats to mexicans !with little means but wth lots of heart we can do much !

DianaCovell
Community Member
7 years ago

NICE WORK YOU GUYS. There are a lot of communities like this that need to be cleaned up and brightened up.

TonyValdez
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7 years ago

i give great respect to those people.

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