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Roving Gang of Grannies Tag Blighted Buildings With Amazing Graffiti

by Heather Dockray

May 25, 2015
The ladies explain their art

Say the word “Grandma,” and you’re probably not going to think street art. While traditions vary by culture, the art form hasn’t been historically embraced by the grandma community, but some artists want to change that. So Lata 65, a group of Portuguese artists, decided to organize a team of volunteers to teach senior citizen women how to make their own street art.

The artists came together and taught workshops before taking the women to the more blighted streets of Lisbon, Portugal. There, using their own stencils, the grandmas tagged themselves on crumbling industrial facades. Their work feels colorful, energetic, and alive—atypical adjectives for a population traditionally associated with bingo and napping. It’s a brilliant rebranding of both a people and a city. You can see their work both here on their Facebook page and below.

 

 

pic by _ Rui Soares // Photography

Posted by LATA 65 on Friday, July 25, 2014
 
 

pic by _ Rui Soares // Photography

Posted by LATA 65 on Friday, July 25, 2014
 

LATA 65 | OPLX - Olivais fotografia | Lara Seixo Rodrigues

Posted by LATA 65 on Sunday, May 17, 2015

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Roving Gang of Grannies Tag Blighted Buildings With Amazing Graffiti