Street Art

Emma Pulido
May 17, 2013

Buenos Aires is covered in art – large murals, small stencils, posters, flyers, names, all in a hundred different colors. You can barely turn a corner without running into a colorful mural or though provoking political stencil.It is fascinating to see the way Porteños use street art as a way to reclaim public space, spread subversive ideas and participate in their democracy.

Anti-gentrification grafitti in San Telmo

Part of a larger mural in Palermo

Pro Chavez grafitti outside the Venezuelan embassy.

Part of a larger mural in Palermo

San Telmo street art

Street art in San Telmo

 

Anti Chavez grafitti in Palermo

 

Emma Pulido

<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">I&#39;m Emma Pulido and I am spending my semester abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina! I&#39;ve been waiting to go to Buenos Aires since a high school trip to Valparaiso, Chile got me interested in the Southern Cone countries and I couldn&#39;t be more excited to finally be here. I&#39;m from New York City, but am currently living in Saint Paul Minnesota, where I study International Studies, Anthropology and Political Science at Macalester College. I&#39;ve been focusing my studies on identity politics and tourism, so living abroad in one of South America&#39;s most mixed and dynamic cities is perfect for me! I hope to continue to study identity politics and nation building in post conflict nations post graduation, but for now I keep busy with school, Model United Nations, watching movies, exploring new places, making DIY craft projects with my roomates and my job as the student photographer for Macalester.</span></p>

Home university:
Macalester College
Major:
International Studies
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