Begging for Change in Spain, Street Art Style Begging for Change in Spain, Street Art Style
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Begging for Change in Spain, Street Art Style

by Yasha Wallin

March 9, 2013


Spain's economy is stuck in a double dip recession, with over 5 million people registered for unemployment, and the country is suffering the second worst slump since the 1970s when dictator Francisco Franco was still in power. Those kind of financial conditions can be bad on morale, especially to the younger generation struggling to find work with few options. But a dire economy often inspires creative output in response, and a Spanish artist collective has created the Hands project, a public art piece aimed at raising awareness about the economic crisis—and those responsible for it.

 

Images courtesy of the Hands project

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Begging for Change in Spain, Street Art Style