Viewing the Emergent City and Its People

Putting a Face to Impoverished Areas _ JR via Protein

Hows this for facing up to urban problems Protein

“Parisian guerilla street artist JR is this years TED conference winner. With his installations focusing mainly in run-down and low-income areas, JR pastes large-scale close-up images of members from that community attempting to put a human face to impoverished areas.”

“Taking this message he has collaborated with TED on Inside Out, a global art project aimed at transforming ideas of personal identity into artistic work. Anyone can upload a black and white portrait, then these images are made into posters and sent back to the individual so that others can create their own street art.”

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