Human Cities project transforms neighbourhood in Uruguay

Eighty artists have helped transform a neighbourhood in Montevideo, Uruguay, as part of a Human Cities initiative developed by AkzoNobel’s Inca paint brand.

The eye-catching event saw muralists, graffiti artists and painters take to the streets of La Teja to create murals on more than 40 walls to help brighten up the lives of local people and make their surroundings more liveable and inspiring. The walls were chosen jointly by neighbors and the artists.

Human Cities project transforms neighborhood in Uruguay

Staged over the course of a weekend, the event attracted artists from Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Mexico and Cuba. All those who took part were from the Pintó artists group. One of the local residents said: “Seeing the walls full of color is different. We want to do things, care for the neighborhood and improve it. Somehow we feel that this is a starting point for making changes.”