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Arte Útil archive nr:

337

Initiator:

Chemi Rosado-Seijo

Location:

Puerto Rico

Category:

urban-development, economy, social

Users:

Chemi Rosado-Seijo, inhabitants of El Cerro

Maintained by:

Chemi Rosado-Seijo, inhabitants of El Cerro

Certification:

implemented

Duration:

2002 - 2003

Chemi Rosado-Seijo
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El Cerro

Description:

El Cerro is a community that was initially founded by workers of a now defunct coffee plantation. More recently, it has developed a reputation as an area of high crime and prevalent drug use and trafficking. Chemi Rosado-Seijo has implemented an extensive plan for painting the houses within the community a variety of colours to match the surrounding mountains; in doing so, he has altered the area both cosmetically and socially.

Goals:

Formulate new relations in the social context.

Beneficial Outcomes:

The exchange of knowledge between people that normally wouldn’t share knowledge. It generated an open community for other artistic or social projects,
activities and workshops.

Images: