Think of pastimes for the elderly and your mind will generally drift towards embroidery, knitting, crosswords, bridge or scrabble. Not so for the senior citizens of Lisbon though, who have taken to the streets armed with spray cans to teach the kids a few old school graffiti lessons. (Tx for the surreal spot Yana.)
The non-profit organisation LATA 65 (‘lata’ means ‘can’ or ‘tin’ in Portuguese) have created a series of workshops to give local residents a way to express their creativity that doesn’t involve needles and wool. Since late 2012 they’ve been working in collaboration with local street artists to educate the elderly (classes include the history of graffiti and stencil-making) whilst brightening neglected parts of the city.
They say the devil makes work for idle hands, so retirement seems the perfect time for a spot of tagging.
Via. Fast Company http://bit.ly/1f6UtDy