Bairro Padre Cruz is in many ways identical with its ‘sister’ Quinta do Mocho. Both are so called suburban housing projects – and both are using street art as a ‘tool’ to give their inhabitants an identity.
While I have known Quinta do Mocho for years oits only recently I dsicovered
Bairro Padre Cruz – it was back in back in 2016 when I El Publico’s story: Bairro Padre Cruz wants to be the “largest public art gallery in Europe.
Back then we had just opened Tings and had NO time at all to leave Graca.
5 years later we were hid by Covid with plenty of time to kill. So I cruised around Lisbon for days.
The waiting has been worth ever second. I have been back several times since – to take photos, hang out with people or just enjoy cruising around the blocks on my bike.
And she said: Ah, so I like it already.
Interventions are still missing, but there is already a certainty: The neighborhood will be beautiful!"