Jose de Diego Middle School is nestled in the Northwest corner of Wynwood, next to another veteran institution, the Bakehouse Arts Complex. As a public Title I school with just under 700 students, its funding for any arts program has long been gutted. The juxtaposition of the building’s towering whitewashed walls with the adjacent maze of vibrant Wynwood murals is immediately apparent.
Combating cultural isolationism and sterile architecture, artists (seen above) from Project Wynwood in partnership with WynwoodMap and other bodies are covering the Jose de Diego – “JDD” – school in Miami.
This video is great: