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

A youth organization that’s been recognized to make use of graffiti as a way of expression has teamed up with the government of Mexico to rehabilitate Palmitas, a town in the Pachuca district. Under the moniker “Germen Crew,” they painted 209 houses, or twenty-thousand square meters of facade, into a single rainbow mural.

According to streetartnews, the influence has been extraordinarily positive: 452 families, or 1808 people, have been affected by this project, leading to violence amongst youths being totally eradicated. The group, whose name actually means “germ crew,” have made community involvement a priority, which may partially explain the good results.

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Palmitas - Colorful Town in Mexico

Palmitas - Colorful Town in Mexico

Palmitas - Colorful Town in Mexico

Palmitas - Colorful Town in Mexico

Palmitas - Colorful Town in Mexico

Palmitas - Colorful Town in Mexico

Palmitas - Colorful Town in Mexico

Palmitas - Colorful Town in Mexico

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