On July 21st, the muralists Yohn Smith Sierra and Roberto Peremese will participate in a lecture titled “Conversations About Urban Art,” where they will discuss how their projects have contributed to the transformation of cities like Lima and Bogotá.

Smith and Peremese plan to talk about the purpose of their urban interventions and how their projects have influenced the transformation and redefinition of the center of cities such as Bogotá and Lima. Other topics to be discussed are the ideal conditions for art interventions in large citiesl; the importance of modern movements such as hip hop, graffiti, and muralism; and how street art has managed to make inroads into traditional cultural sectors.

The interview is part of a series of events related to “The Peru Week in Colombia,” a festivity carried out by the embassy of Peru in Bogota that includes cultural, commercial, and gastronomic events, as well as activities to promote tourism. The festival will run until July 24th and offers an opportunity for Colombians to get to know more about the neighboring nation of Perú.

The celebration is an expression of the long friendship and cultural ties between Peru and Colombia, where the main topic will be about cultural construction in the center of these two countries.