Memorias de Ciudad

“Las Aguas” un lugar familiar (“The Waters” a familiar place)
Work by Felipe Castelblanco and Camilo Pachón

In the ’90s, a monument in the oldest area of Bogota used to serve as a shelter for homeless people. Now the area has passed through a gentrification process, pushing low-income and homeless people toward marginalized areas in the south of the city.

This illegal intervention reclaimed the space of the iconic monument by using typical symbols of popular habitation from the south of Bogota, such as house plants and clotheslines.
The piece converted itself into a performance when confronted by the authorities, through which each piece of clothing was taken down individually and neatly folded.

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