It ends today the workshop of urban art for the elderly [called LATA 65], held at Penha de França, a neighbourhood located in the capital city of Portugal, Lisbon. Penha de França’s two-day workshop is teaching elderly to put into practice urban art techniques.
Created in the end of 2012, in Lisbon, LATA 65 takes senior citizens to the neglected neighbourhoods of Lisbon. Its first workshop was organised in 2012, with elderly from the Parish of Alcântara, in Lisbon. Since then, LATA 65 has travelled to other regions in Portugal, including Torres Vedras, Covilhã, Montemor-o-Velho, Castelo Branco and Ponta Delgada, in Azores.
Since its beginning, more than 120 students, aged between 60 and 101 years old, have participated in the workshops. LATA 65 was conceived by Lara Seixo Rodrigues, and it is financed by Lisbon’s Municipality budget 2013.