Skip to main content

Grandma Graffiti Gang in Portugal

9_Grandma Graffiti Gangs Portugal
My grandma is 84 years old and happily lives with three cats. She is independent and still cooks and cleans. However, she doesn't really have any hobbies or many friends. This could be the answer! Send her to Portugal!
Story below from
Forget hard candy or plastic covered furniture, these grandmas are far from your typical Bingo Bitches. LATA 65 is an urban art project that takes senior citizens to the back alleys of Lisbon, Portugal and puts spray paint cans in their hands. Through hooliganism they are proving that age is just a state of mind.

LATA 65 is an urban art project that takes senior citizens to the back alleys of Lisbon, Portugal and puts spray paint cans in their hands.

2_Grandma Graffiti Gangs Portugal
3_Grandma Graffiti Gangs Portugal

Ageism is the casual or systemic discrimination against senior citizens because of their age. In Western society, the elderly are often highly segregated category of the population. The U.S Census Bureau reported that 11 million senior citizens were living alone. That means 28 per cent of people 65 or older are at high risk of senior isolation, which besides being emotionally strenuous can also have latent affects on physical and mental health.

LATA 65 has taken over 100 senior citizens on street art campaigns to the neglected neighbourhoods of Lisbon.

4_Grandma Graffiti Gangs Portugal
5_Grandma Graffiti Gangs Portugal

LATA 65 has taken over 100 senior citizens on street art campaigns to the neglected neighbourhoods of Lisbon. Their mission is two fold—1.) Bring vibrant colour to communities with the blight of poverty and 2.) Use Graffiti as a way of vaulting the intergenerational culture gap that exists in modern society. By helping the elderly understand that things that were once considered deviant (like Graffiti) have now become a prominent form of art in public space they hope to inspire a greater understanding of youth culture. By showing that senior citizens are just as badass as unruly teenagers, the hope is that they can find something in common.

7_Grandma Graffiti Gangs Portugal
We hope it doesn’t inspire an intergenerational gang war. You’ll know GGG has tagged your neighbourhood by the Werther’s Originals wrappers that are left trailing behind. Seriously though, don’t fuck with them.

Image source:


  1. Wish we had something here for the elderly and change their mind set too. Most park volunteers in Australia are all elderly and we walk with their heads high, having a meaning in life. Love that!


Post a Comment

I would love to hear from you! Please leave your clouds of thought here :)

Popular posts from this blog

9 Organic Skincare Online Stores in Malaysia

Lately, consumers have been more conscious about the food/ drinks, products that we consume and use. Choosing what to consume or use can be confusing as researchers say one thing and then change their verdict a few years down the road.

For example, there have been lots of contradicting research data about palm oil, coconut oil, corn oil, coffee, tea, wine, and vegetables. Of course, we know that sometimes research is biased towards a certain countries economic gain. A country whose economic growth depends on coffee beans will, of course, say that coffee is healthier to consume than tea and vice versa, wouldn't you think?

So how do we decide what's good for us? Naturally, it's best to just use products that our forefathers (or foremothers?) have been using without any health issues. So it's about going back to basics without the extra preservatives and chemicals. Eat the vegetables that are grown in your garden like how our great grandparents used to do. No land to gro…

The Hunt of for the Milky Way Sabah- Day 2 to 4 Ranau and Kundasang

Day 2- Ranau

So hubby and I survived the winter of Tambunan, and we had a simple breakfast of nasi lemak bungkus which was served with a bowl of soup at Tambunan Town (it's a Sabahan norm to have soup served at every meal, we discovered). The group said they were heading to the waterfall about 30 minutes away after breakfast then will check out and head to Sabah Tea Garden, Ranau (where do they get their energy???).

I said we would join them at the waterfall after freshening up at the hotel. Our hotel bed had other plans. It enveloped us and refused to let us go until noon so I meekly messaged Emma that we would join them at Sabah Tea Garden.

After we free-ed ourselves from the clutches of the bed, we made our way to Mahua Waterfall where we were greeted by green and hilly landscapes before reaching a fairly lonely road (really I think we only passed one car on the way there). After a lonely 20 - minute ride, we saw about 20 cars parked at the entrance which is a huge difference …

High Tea at Sheraton Petaling Jaya

There are very few hotels in Petaling Jaya that are famous for its High Tea Buffet and Sheraton Petaling Jaya has recognized this gap. The 5 star hotel has just introduced a High Tea Buffet that has a different menu every weekend consisting of Local and International cuisine. Priced at RM88 for adults and half price for kids, this buffet spread will definitely be a destination for families and friends to spend their weekend afternoons at.