Gang of Portuguese Grandparent Graffiti Artists

May 16, 2016


Armed with cans of spray paint, masks and gloves, a gang of septuagenarian graffiti artists are hitting the streets of Lisbon on a mission not just to add color to drab streets, but also to defy ageist stereotypes.


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Artist Spins a Yarn With Parisian Street Art

July 28, 2013


Move over perpetrators of urban graffiti, yarn and lego bombing, and even the pothole gardener!  

Artist Juliana Santacruz Herrera wove a tale in the streets of Paris to call attention to the city’s many potholes in need of repair.




Herrera …

Urban Hacktivism Reinventing Public Spaces

January 14, 2013

Florian Rivière, Wheelbench, Vienna, September 2012

You might call Florian Rivière a guerrilla urbanist. Much in the way guerrilla gardeners take possession of underutilized, sometimes offbeat, public spaces to plant gardens, Rivière–a self-proclained “urban hacktivist”– reinvents and diverts public spaces … Read More...

Garden and Outdoor Design Follies on Streets of Lyon

August 20, 2012

Furniture made of metal, dirt, and turf. Photo via Marine Peyre.

Who doesn’t enjoy a bit of folly, in the garden, on the street, or anywhere?

Photo via JP Charbonneau

The Festival des Jardins de Rues de Lyon (Garden Festival … Read More...

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