The Place and The People
The community of Lawton, just outside of Old Havana, was a typical barrio of Havana in distress. The economic hardships of the 90’s and lack of resources led to many children dropping out of school and urban decay to take hold. That was until a pioneering community art center called Muraleando was formed.
Today, Muraleando, which means “mural making” in Spanish, is a hub for creativity and a place for the area’s children to come together to learn art, music and dance. The goal of the project is to not only improve the aesthetics of Lawton through inspiring artwork and murals, but improve community cohesion and provide a creative outlet for the youth.