carlicitaDía 96 // Counterculture curator Roberto Shimizu opened the Rooftop Project, a 'street art speakeasy' hidden on the roof of his father's quirky @museodeljuguetes, a year ago so up-and-coming artists from Mexico and around the world could have a place to paint. For his favorite pieces, commissions large-scale murals around Doctores, the surrounding neighborhood, which is known for its less-than-savory reputation. The murals, he says, are part of a larger effort to regenerate the place he grew up in with splashes of creativity and inspiration. He described known gang members bringing tacos and agua de jamaica to artists while they're working, residents of juvenile detention centers surrounding a new creation with their sketch books, and neighbors beaming with pride when a new wall is finished. 'The only way we can save Mexico is with art,' he says. 'I don't want to change the world, but I do want to change my community.' #100DaysOfMexico #streetart
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