• October 31, 2006
  • Posted by Marc

... And every year the same graffiti reappears since the late 60’s earty 70’s




From Andres and Maria:

“Anyone who has visited a public University in Latin America has probably seen this kind of graffiti art. This photos where taken at Colombia’s largest public university (Universidad Nacional “la Nacho”) in Bogotá.  Every year the university’s campus is painted white (Universidad Nacional is sometimes called “la ciudad blanca” the white city”. Most buildings where designed by german architect Leopoldo Rother following Bauhaus principles of purity.

And every year the same graffiti reappear since the late 60’s earty 70’s showing heroes of the “revolution” (Mao, Che Guevara, Marx, Martí, Allende, Camilo Torres etc) and protests against capitalism.

It is interesting that this is traditional aesthetic that has been passed generation to generation of students for decades.”