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Manshiyat Naser is a home to 262,050 people. It borders Nasr City to the east, central Cairo districts to the west, and Khalifa ward to the south. It is famous for the Garbage City quarter which is a slum settlement at the base of Mokattam hills on the outskirts of Cairo. Its economy revolves around the collection and recycling of the city’s garbage. …

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Rachel Sommer was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida. She got into street art after taking a gap year right after high school to travel around Australia. It was in Melbourne, Australia, where she started practicing in some of the lane-ways there and happened to stumble upon a Street Art Festival one day where she met a …

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INTERESNI KAZKI IN GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA Interesni Kazki, the talented duo from Kiev, Ukraine were in Gainsville, Florida last month to participate in the second phase of the 352walls urban art project that began in October of last year. The 352walls which is founded and curated by  Iryna Kanishcheva, is a visionary multi-site project aiming to transform several existing …

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2015 was another year of relentless news, much of it horrific, disheartening and brutal. A year of turmoil and drama that showed the worst of humanity. A year filled with beheadings, plane crashes and natural disasters. But it was also a year of outright triumph and success and reasons to be optimistic. First off, Paris, welcomed the year and to some extent ended …

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Atena Farghadani by Faith47

#NOTACRIME UNVEILS STREET ART CAMPAIGN TO EXPOSE HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN IRAN DURING UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY. Murals Created by Recognized Street Artists on High Visibility NYC Area Walls are Part of Most Ambitious Street Art Project Ever Brought to NYC. New York, NY (September 22, 2015) – #NotACrime, a campaign to raise awareness of …

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Lebanon’s mounting garbage problem sparks violent protests in Beirut. The rotting garbage has been piling up on the streets of Lebanon’s capital city, Beirut, for one month and people are at their breaking point. Beirut’s main landfill was closed more than a month ago, and authorities have yet to come to an agreement on how …

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After last year’s pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong that drew thousands of mostly young residents of this former British colony into the streets in a massive but peaceful movement of civil resistance to show dissatisfaction Beijing’s plans to screen candidates for the post of the city’s leader, the Spanish Street and Fine artist Pejac, decided to …

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This piece is part of the “Mediocre” series. It’s painted on Chamberclerc, a social housing residence located in the center of Montreal, Canada. Chamberclerc provides housing to people with mental illnesses that have a history with homelessness and drug abuse. The image represented is a portrait of Adrian, one of the tenants who was living …

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Last week, Providence underwent huge transformation due to the invasion of the Internationally noted Polish street artists Bezt of Etam Cru and Natalia Rak, as they both graced the city with large-scale colorful murals exhibiting their unique and flamboyant styles, all that in preparations for the Providence International Arts Festival that happened June 11-14 on the …

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2014 has been a year filled with big news stories on race, politics, terrorism and privacy and much more, that have set the tone for 2015. We started off the year by Colorado making history, becoming the first state in the US to allow for the sale of marijuana for recreational use. Then Obamacare’s technical glitches and consumer confusion. …

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They may be tiny but they break through concrete. They are everywhere and yet unseen. And the more they get stepped on, the stronger they grow back.  “This is a series of paintings of weeds, some of them on-site animations, created as a tribute to the resilience of all those beings who no one made …

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‘Take my lightning but don’t steal my thunder’ An installation entitled ‘Take my lightning but don’t steal my thunder’ by British artist Alex Chinneck stands in Covent Garden on October 2, 2014 in London, England. The installation is intended to cast the illusion that a 40-foot section of the Covent Garden’s 184-year old market building …

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