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Street art on the Bucharest tram

Starting November 12, the Bucharest landscape will become colorful for a year, through two special  tramways, following a collaboration project between Greece, Spain and Sweden. The three countries made their contribution to the street art project „Travelers through colors”, aiming at depicting various cultural elements typical to each of these countries.

The project is organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute, the Greek Cultural Foundation and Spain’s and Sweden’s embassies in Bucharest, and is part of the EUNIC ROMANIA cluster.

The initiative plans to promote the image and cultural patrimony of Romania, Greece, Spain and Sweden through the street art and also to enable Bucharesters to this new phenomenon that is significantly contributing to the city’s esthetic revamping.

Choosing the tramway to make the paintings is not by accident. One of the project’s goals is to to encourage the ride by tram, a non-polluting transportation means, thus bringing art closer to people. So, students of the „Dimitrie Paciurea” Art High School in Bucharest will be able to learn the technique of graffiti painting within the workshops that will take place to decorate the two trams.

The trams, going on lines 1 and 10, will be painted by some of the most known Romanian street artists.

Alexandru Ciubotariu, known as the Square Cat, will paint one of the trams, being the author of the images representing Greece and Romania, while the second tram, depicting images from Spain and Sweden, will be made by a team of street artists Sweet Damage Crew and Ovidiu Mihai, known as Obie Platon.

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