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Holly Williams for Art-Sheep

As an innovative way to reduce violence and unite a local community, the government of Mexico has asked “Germen Crew”, a local graffiti crew and youth organization focusing on alternative forms of communication such as Graffiti , murals, Social Studies Research and Documentation, to paint over the 209 houses in the district of Palmitas in Pachuca.

In over 20,000 square meters of wall, the street artists have formed a massive rainbow of colorful stripes, that has reportedly helped the 452 families of the community and eliminated crime almost entirely. This beautiful piece of street art has not only demonstrated how graffiti can be used as a means of social change by the public sector, but also what an important influence one’s living environment and its appearance is for one’s living conditions and way of life.

via trueactivist

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