Something new is in the streets of Kabul.
Increased security? Check
Lakes of mud and seweage? Check
Street art, stencil art specifically, has tagged several walls across Kabul.
A tank, a soldier, a dollar sign, poppies, students and schools, helicopters, a Talib, a question mark, and the phrase “Cost of War” are put together into equations across several walls – giving Afghans and Westerners alike a reason to stop and think. and gossip.
The ‘unknown’ taggers started the stencil art to increase awareness about the Cost of War.
Step one. Under the cover of night they took to the streets of Kabul, armed with stencils, black spray paint, and cameras. Taking the first step in bringing street art to the streets of Kabul with a voice that is still dormant in the youth movement in Afghanistan.
Step two? Stay tuned…..