Fighting for Community Pride with Street Murals


Isla Maciel, a small, poor community on the outskirts of bustling Buenos Aires, is experiencing a cultural makeover in the form of street art. Young artists aim to ignite communal pride, educate on issues of inequality and violence, and display the marginalized voices of Isla Maciel on every surface of the community with beautiful murals—some painted by artists as young as thirteen. At Mic, Daniel Wein talks with Milu Correch, a member of PINTÓ La ISLA, about the organization’s efforts to inspire the local youth and fight for Isla Maciel’s cultural identity.

Amanda Hildebrand is a painter and writer based in Los Angeles. She Instagrams: @amandahilly. More from this author →