Street art in the Laurentino district
Laurentino is a residential district that houses over 32,000 inhabitants. It was built between 1974 and 1984 along the Via Laurentina, close to the military town of Cecchignola, with roads that wind up for 4 Km between the so-called "bridges" linking homes and green areas.
Laurentino has always been considered a suburban neighborhood, on the outskirts, but in fact it is only 5 minutes from the most "famous" EUR quarter. Our route will start from the streets of Cecchignola, touching the streets of Laurentino 38 until you arrive near metro station B Laurentina.
In the square of Castello della Cecchignola we find the painted face created by Carlos Atoche, the work of Valerio De Luca Rtn entitled "Ever Green" and the one signed by A. who portrays a little girl in the company of two horses. In this square, the activists of Cecchignola's Association have performed several street art works, engaging themselves in the upgrading of the area with cleaning and installation of tables, giving dignity to common spaces.
We move from Cecchignola to the streets of the Laurentino district 38 and here, precisely at the V bridge, we find the work by the artist Ericailcane. An imposing work that, in the style of this artist, gives the image of an animal in Rome, in this case a great monkey, fleeing from his habitat, breaks into the gray city.
B Metro station
The street work we find near Laurentina metro station B was born from the will of an entire condo to qualify for a whole stairway, "victim" of constant acts of vandalism with spray bombs. The young artist who created it is Alessandro Sabong who has transformed a 500-square-foot wall of an entire staircase into a pictorial canvas. Color spots have thus become a cascading waterfall, rocks, ferns, agave and yet, a train, a bar, a restaurant.
The work was realized thanks to the CLEAN-UP project, which deals with the recovery of degraded areas, a civic maintenance school where young artists grow professionally and citizens actively and consciously participate in the care of their city.