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This artist fills street holes with beautiful designs

Words by Abi Scaife

A European guerilla artist has found a brilliant, and colourful, way to make their streets safer.

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Based in Lyon, the anonymous artist known as Ememem, who shares their work on Instagram, was inspired by a pothole in front of his workshop.

One day he decided to fill the pothole with a beautiful, and functional, mosaic - and the rest is history.

Where can we see these potholes?

The Lyon authorities have already commissioned six pieces from the artist, though apparently the more eagle-eyed of us might spot them in Norway, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Italy and Spain.

These mosaics aren’t only making cities safer, they are bringing a little light into people’s lives - and what could be better than that?

See more mosaics on Ememem’s Instagram here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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