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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.
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About the City's Organizers
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 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!
Carolina Cordeiro is a graphic designer. Graduated in Design at Universidade de Aveiro and worked from 2009 to 2015 at Planeta Tangerina publishing house. In 2015, she co-founded O Alfredo é Fixe with Nuno Lopes, a Design Studio in Lisboa, Portugal.