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Urban Planet: Urban Maeztro’s Street Art in Tegucigalpa

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Urban Planet is a daily roundup of blogs from around the world dealing specifically with urban environments. We’ll be on the lookout for websites outside the country that approach themes related to urban experiences and issues.

Tegucigalpa is one of the world’s most dangerous cities. The city of 1.2 million had 1,149 murders last year – 10 times the rate that the World Health Organization considers an epidemic of violence. Fed up with the how commonplace guns and violence had become, the former advertising designer, Urban Maeztro, is drawing attention to the situation by defacing posters with images of violence. “In a country that’s sinking, using art to boost consumption rather than to provoke social change became unbearable for me,” says Urban Maeztro,  “The natural place for art is the street, forget the middleman.” (Globe and Mail)

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