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Empowering Street Artists, Activating Citizens

BY MARIO RUEDA
@ PECHAKUCHA URBAN INNOVATION MONTH ON APR 01, 2014

Many think of vandalism and graffiti when they hear the words "street art", but people like Mario Rueda see the city in a very different light. Public spaces are taken over by advertisements and corporations, but the artists, performers, and musicians who share their creativity and seek to delight fellow citizens are treated like criminals. Book a Street Artist is a platform which seeks to empower artists, and give back the city to citizens. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 20, 2014.

 

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Poster for PKN Lisbon Vol. 20

This past weekend marked Lisbon's Vol. 20, and pictured above is part of the poster that was produced for the event. See the full poster here, and catch more great PechaKucha Night posters on our poster Tumblr.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Sónia Costa

    Sónia is graduated in Industrial Design and holds a master degree in Anthropology - Material Culture and Consumption from the New University of Lisbon. She's been participating in the production and educational services of organizations such as Experimentadesign, (Lisbon Design Biennial) Lisbon Architecture Triennale, and Fabrica design department (Communications research center / Benetton group, in Italy) also as a designer. Following the design practice through Italy, she collaborated in Lorenzo de Bartolomeis's studio, in Milan, and after returned to Lisbon, currently working as a product designer for "A Vida Portuguesa" design department.

  • Helena Carvalho

    Helena is a freelance graphic designer. She has studied Design in Universidade de Aveiro and in Universitat de Barcelona where she attended as an Erasmus student. She has worked in London with the graphic design studio Åbäke and in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in the creative department of Zupi art magazine. In 2014 she co-founded the custom piñata studio Piñata Colada, where she currently develops her creativity and tries to have fun!