Lisbon a huge tile

  • Loraine Resende
Keywords: Tiles


Lisbon - Portugal is considered one of the world capitals of urban art. The urban art (also known as street art) emerged around 5 decades ago in USA, specifically at Philadelphia and later at New York. It was also named as “graffiti” by young people as a claim of a communicative space in the city. The urban art supposes the transposition of places and non-places represented by the public space as the opposite of the house, the nest. It’s the place appropriation, as exposed in the image above that is a tile wall close to the Ladra fair (Feira da Ladra). That art represents the city reinterpretation, focusing in the main monuments with a mix of elements that promote a look development, the sensitive feeling.

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