In Mexico, a gigantic work of street-art brightens up a favela...

20,000 m² have been painted to revitalize a neighborhood...

The tags are at the lowest rank in the street-art "hierarchy". In contrast, we have life-size murals (or "macromural" in Spanish), such as the one recently painted in the Palmitas neighborhood in Pachuca, Mexico. This fresco is enormous, covering 20,000 square meters of surface area on 209 houses and their facades. Not only has this great street art project embellished the once unattractive local landscape, but it has been extremely positive for the 452 families (1808 people) who live there. The project also has a social purpose: it has eradicated youth violence and created several jobs. Overall, it took five months to complete the mural.


"Germen Nuevo Muralismo", a team of young people using street art as a means of expression, teamed up with the Mexican government to rehabilitate the neighbourhood. According to Streetartnews, Germen Nuevo Muralismo made community participation a priority, which may explain in part the beautiful result, both visually and socially.

The team aims to revitalize the Mexican mural scene and use street art to bring tradition and conviviality to the community.

The video of the project :


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