In most cities, Luísa Cortesão, a 65-year-old doctor would earn the title of the oldest graffiti artist in town, but not in Lisbon. Here, she is part of Lata 65, an organisation that runs workshops for over-65s who are interested in making street art, at which the oldest participant is the 90-year-old Isaura Santos Costa.
Lata65 is the brainchild of architect Lara Seixo Rodrigues, 36. She teaches the workshops with street artist Adrião Resende, 33, and with help from Cortesão, who attended the first course and has been coming back ever since. Seixo Rodrigues began organising a street art festival in her hometown of Covilha in 2011 and says it was then that she noticed that older people were particularly interested in the medium. Since then she has been doing workshops with the support of Lisbon City Council and at the end of 2015 will take the workshop to São Paulo, Brazil