Last September the Spanish collective Luzinterruptus were in Rosarno a town in Calabria, where they were celebrating a festival of urban regeneration called A di Città.
The project was carried out with the complicity and the help of the residents and the administration. The idea was to make use of a familiar element for the town and convert it into something else creating in this way a festive environment. They chose peppers, a vegetable grown in the area and which has been part of the local culture for hundreds of years.
The result is a wonderful and fun installation of pepper garlands which illuminated the streets of this little town for three consecutive days. An installation with a happy end, a wonderful ‘peperonata pasta’ made from the leftover peppers and which fed a range of residents, participants and volunteers. There you have Félix Ricardo Torres, warm food is the thing!
Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.