A few weeks ago, Italian visual artist Opiemme had the opportunity to work on a very special project in Genova, where he was invited to rework the façade of the Lsoa Buridda headquarters (formerGenovaScuola della G.I.L. – Gioventù Italiana del Littorio).
Built by the architects Camillo Nardi Greco and Lorenzo Castello in 1937, the building is part of the so-callled Italian rationalist movement, commonly known as Fascist architecture as we clearly can see in the pictures below.

Opiemme, who is known for his street poetry and composition of typographical calligrams decided to decorate the façade of this historical building following its structure and most prominent features covering the entire main entrance. It took five days to paint the 270 sqm structure, at some times with the collaboration of the people of Buridda. Here a few images of the final work provided by Opiemme.
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Author: Fran

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.