Mexican government asked street artists to unite a community by painting 200 houses and the results are marvelous in every single way.
Palmitas, a town from the Pachuca district, was basically uninhabited, having no young people moving in anymore because there were no jobs and it had nothing to offer. The Mexican government decide to take a stance and not let Palmitas to become one of those infamous abandoned cities.
A youth organization called Germen, that uses graffiti to send out messages about our modern day society, was contacted by the Mexican authorities to paint 209 houses, meaning 20,000 sqm of facades.
This idea was instantly accepted and the unification rainbow painted on all the homes of the 452 families (1808 people) living in Palmitas is a real success, making this place a little more cozier and breaking off some of the tension that divided this poor community.