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Street Art Restoring Cities
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Street art or post-graffiti or guerilla art is above all art for the people, it is a form of urban renewal for downtown or the suburbs. This is the case of two monumental murals that Jorit has completed on the facades of two buildings overlooking the subway square of Scampia, a suburb of Naples. They depict Pierpaolo Pasolini and the American activist, Angela Davis.

They are not unique in Scampia, as associations and private individuals have long since used their art to color this neighborhood, which is too often stigmatized as a place rife with drugs and organized crime. The subway, in fact, is embellished by colorful murals, as is Corto Maltese Park, recovered by the people and the association “Pollici Verdi,” as well as the Church of Santa Maria della Speranza (Our Lady of Hope), just to name a few examples of how it is possible to color a city built on shades of gray.

Jorit is a local street artist, a Neapolitan famous for creating murals in Africa, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and China, in Palestine and in Russia, mainly working with the faces of characters who have a strong symbolic value and who, with their social commitment, have helped to raise awareness of values, rights and a sense of justice through history.
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