Art as therapy, how graffiti can break down social barriers

Fernando Romero, a prominent graffiti artist from New York, has been in Johannesburg as part of a series of art community projects.

He explains how the initiative has helped communities re-imagine their surroundings.

He and his team recently visited City Kids Pre and Primary School.

Particularly in areas where there are social issues, there is a lot of divisiveness, there are a lot of walls built up.

Fernando Romero, Graffiti artist

At least with our graffiti artists, we like to take those walls and make them colorful.

Fernando Romero, Graffiti artist

Metaphorically speaking we beginning the process of breaking that down…a lot of those social, political divides they kind of go away because what is more important to people is the creative and imaginative aspect of it.

Fernando Romero, Graffiti artist

Listen to the full interview below...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
'Fasting is one of the most powerful tools for healing'

'Fasting is one of the most powerful tools for healing'

Nutritional Scientist and Founder of Life Science Clinic Dr Charlotte Prout-Jones chats to Azania about the benefits of fasting.

Discovery Vitality rewards have changed, find out what they offer now

Discovery Vitality rewards have changed, find out what they offer now

Head of Vitality Wellness Dr Craig Nossel explains the new Discovery Vitaly rewards.

[LISTEN] Global online group monitors children's online activity to protect them

[LISTEN] Global online group monitors children's online activity to protect them

Azania spoke to Founder of SheepDog BloodHound, Paul Irwin to find out more.

[LISTEN] Masterclass: The architectural history of Johannesburg

[LISTEN] Masterclass: The architectural history of Johannesburg

Architect at Paragon Group Hugh Fraser joined Azania in studio to share his insights.

Respect for the teaching profession has diminished badly- Lesufi

Respect for the teaching profession has diminished badly- Lesufi

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says the new schools they are building have new security measures including CCTV cameras.

[LISTEN] 'We must turn those illegal dagga businesses into legal businesses'

[LISTEN] 'We must turn those illegal dagga businesses into legal businesses'

Executive Director of the CDCSA KZN Branch Thandeka Khunene reacts to the decriminalisation of dagga.

Popular articles
How to get rich by investing in smoking hot US and Canadian dagga shares

How to get rich by investing in smoking hot US and Canadian dagga shares

Returns of 500% are not unheard of. Is this another crypto-like bubble? Not in the least, says Financial Advisor Warren Ingram.

[Watch] Dad breaks down when reunited with car sold to pay wife’s bills

[Watch] Dad breaks down when reunited with car sold to pay wife’s bills

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.

DStv Premium on a downward spiral, warns tech guru

DStv Premium on a downward spiral, warns tech guru

DStv has lost about 140 000 Premium subscribers to Netflix over the past two years, tech expert Arthur Goldstuck.

ANC Tshwane gives mayor ultimatum on non-compliant buildings

ANC Tshwane gives mayor ultimatum on non-compliant buildings

ANC in Tshwane has given the Executive mayor Solly Msimanga 48 hours to produce occupation certificates for three buildings.

Don't blame racism on illness says Eusebius

Don't blame racism on illness says Eusebius

Eusebius McKaiser says it is not unethical for the media to accurately quote the word k***ir if it was used by someone.

Tax ombud to probe Sars – yet again - after taxpayers complain

Tax ombud to probe Sars – yet again - after taxpayers complain

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Adv. Eric Mkhawane, CEO at the Office of the Tax Ombud.

[LISTEN] 'Lesufi has been attacking Afrikaans schools since 2014'

[LISTEN] 'Lesufi has been attacking Afrikaans schools since 2014'

The Freedom Front Plus says the Gauteng Education MEC has flouted school language policies and is destroying Afrikaans.