location project at the red dot
Proposal for public space in la Balanza, Comas.
Theme: History, Memory and Temporality
Concept: Give the self-made and self-managed public space also its own story.
Self created and personalized concrete stepping stones to go on the bus with clean feet.
The self built neighborhoods have little identity. You can perfectly read what someones economic development is, but history of the neigborhood,
personal or collective stories are missing.
The initial status of illegal occupation may have changed to legal ownwership. But neither the inhabitants nor the municipality are claiming ownership of the public space. It looks like it is only half part
of the real Lima. But life there is real. Lima now consists 70% of self-built neighborhoods. It is time to change tolerated citizens into real citizens. Time for a real history and identity.