ART OF THE CITY
A row of houses as canvas for art are becoming common in many urban areas around the world, but a mural that encompasses a whole stretch of houses, enough to be called an art village, is a relatively unheard of concept. Called
favelas, these intersections of urban space and art have already taken root in Rio de Janeiro and South Korea, with Baguio soon to follow suit. Inspired by Brazil, Benguet is giving its shanties an aesthetic facelift to bring color to the lives of the locals and attract tourists as well.