Artists have always tried to reimagine urban spaces through art. From street art to art installations or transmitting social messages, architects and designers are re-imagining simple and forgotten places in cities all around the into more dynamic and beautiful spaces. Such a transformation has also happened in Camargo, Bolivia, due to the XII Latin American Social Architecture Student Workshop. A workshop that brings together students and architects of different nationalities seeks to generate social intervention in the Valley of Cinti in Camargo.
Here’s what Lara Plácido, one of the creative minds behind the project told us:
“URAYCAMUY” emerges as an intervention in the built environment, which generates and regenerates flows and new dynamics. With a renewed image which is functional, integrated in the context, identified in different parts of the city, as well as permeable, with pace and coordinated with other sectors that communicate and connect with it. This proposal not only reinforces the recovery of the character and use of the space but also fosters the appropriation of space by the people of Camargo.
In the context of this project art has managed to foster authentic construction and maintain local identity. That’s the beauty of art in public spaces – instead of paying to admire works of art in a museum or gallery, art is fully integrated into the lives of people of Camargo, becoming a piece of the urban landscape. Although nowadays you can also buy art at pretty affordable prices from places and make your own home a small art gallery – there’s still an great feeling to be able to pass by works of art in your city.
Check out more videos from the project below and the making of video! If you’ve seen a similar project in your city, we’d love to hear about it and post it here.
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Photos are courtesy of Uraycamuy organizers