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Friday, June 15, 2012

Participative Urban Art Interventions

Boa Mistura is an urban art group formed at the end of 2001 in Madrid, Spain. The term "Boa Mistura", from the portuguese for "good mixture", refers to the diversity of perspectives of each member. The group works mainly on the public space, and have developed projects in South Africa, Norway, Berlin, Sao Paulo or Río de Janeiro. 

Boa Mistura’s project "Luz Nas Vielas" (Light in the Alleyways) has been carried out in Vila Brasilândia, São Paulo, during January 2012. The project is part of the "Crossroads" series: Boa Mistura´s Participative Urban Art Interventions to modify rundown communities
 using art as a tool for change and inspiration. Boa Mistura had the chance to live in Brasilândia, hosted by the Gonçalves family, having this way direct contact with the community. The defined framework are the narrow and winding streets that connects the urban net, known as "vielas". The active participation of the neighbors has been decisive for the Project. “BELEZA”, “FIRMEZA”, “AMOR”, “DOÇURA” and “ORGULHO” are the concepts chosen by the collective. 

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