How painting can transform communities

TEDGlobal 2014 · 11:23 · Filmed Oct 2014
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Artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn create community art by painting entire neighborhoods, and involving those who live there — from the favelas of Rio to the streets of North Philadelphia. What's made their projects succeed? In this funny and inspiring talk, the artists explain their art-first approach — and the importance of a neighborhood barbecue.

Favela painters
Working as Haas&Hahn, artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn splash color onto urban walls — and train young painters in the process. Full bio
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