Elderly residents taught graffiti in Lisbon streets

Who says old age has to be dull? Certainly not OAPs in Lisbon, Portugal, who have been learning the art of graffiti courtesy of LATA 65 – an organisation devoted to introducing the elderly to the world of urban art.

Equipping over 100 pensioners with masks, gloves and spray cans since 2012, LATA 65 teaches its attendees basic design and stenciling skills, and provides them with an urban canvas to practice on. The participants, who are all aged 65 and over, are invited to take part in workshops around the city, where the LATA 65 staff invite them to let their creativity and rebellious spirit run free.

A similar initiative has also been run in Germany, where artist Stephanie Hanna’s Senior Street Art project has been encouraging pensioners to reclaim their city’s streets, learning to recognize the value of graffiti as art rather than just vandalism. [h/t designyoutrust.com]

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