Lata 65 is probably one of the most interesting graffiti gang in the world. The non-profit organization, which is based in Lisbon, organizes urban art workshops specially dedicated to senior citizens with the purpose to bridge the gap between generations and break down ageist stereotypes and clichés.
Over the course of a few days, students learn about the history of street art, while also creating their own stencils and tags. Once they are happy with their design the aspiring artists take their newly acquired skills on free spots in the city. Each workshop consists of a maximum of 15 people to ensure that each student can be given enough attention. Well-known street artists also attend the workshops to motivate students.
Since it began in 2012, the organization has helped 100 older residents discover this type of art that is usually reserved for the young. Moreover, according to Lara many of her students said the workshops have given them a new lease of life.
The creative minds behind the project are Lara Seixo Rodrigues who also runs a local street art festival called WOOL Urban Arts Festival and Fernando Mendes a designer and co-founder of Cowork Lisboa.
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