This is a TED talk by inspirational French Street artist JR.

We wont say too much as the actual talk is well worth watching. It shows how art (or design, call it what you will, it’s just a name) can be engaging and bring about a change in the way things are perceived. If you need more persuasion to watch the film, look at these images. Please feel free to comment at the end.

THIS IS THE GRANDMOTHER OF ONE OF THE KIDS WHO WAS ARRESTED ON THESE STEPS IN A FAVELLA IN BRAZIL. THE KID WAS TAKEN TO ANOTHER FAVELLA WHERE THEY WERE KILLED BY A RIVAL GANG. MAKING THE IGNORED VISIBLE AND BEAUTIFUL.

“NOW GOD CAN SEEM ME”: VINYL ROOFS (TO KEEP OUT THE RAIN!) PRINTED IN THE SLUMS OF KIBERA

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PLEASE WATCH. YOU WON’T REGRET IT.