The murals and street art workshop which involved a group of 20 students from the School IC Gandhi had as goal the creation of a work to put light on the negative aspects of the San Basilio suburbs, while showing how to rethink it starting right from the will and aspirations of its young inhabitants, to make the school a place of analysis of the social conditions of where students live daily, a school that communicates with the context in which is inserted. The students were asked to reflect on land issues to determine positivity and negativity of daily life and to extrapolate from these basic concepts to be transformed into symbolic images. During the first phase the curator Simone Pallotta has studied with the students the territory through stories and photo to intercept places and situations rapresentative of the different faces of the neighborhood to synthesize positive and negative aspect of the area and produce keywords. In the second phase the artist Lucamaleonte has analyzed with the students the words produced, highlighting the difficulty of transforming a word expressing a concepts and not objects, in its visual equivalent. The process of symbolization of positive and negative concepts such as peace, love, drugs and the environment has forced the students to make an imaginative effort. The simplification of a concept image has allowed the artist to verify the technical capacity of each of the participants so as to help the individual in improving its graphics capabilities. From this analysis of the words we got 20 symbolic images that made up the final work, the artist and the students have established the subject that would have united them in a common framework, the tree, of which the branches bring positive messages to water and care, and negative messages, to prune to let the tree and the community grow strong and lush.