Elian recently spent some time in Ponta Delgada, Azores. Portugal for the Walk And Talk Street Art Festival.
This description is not about the composition of the artwork, it’s about the location of the mural. São Roque neighborhood is located between the ocean and the highway. In this area, is located this building which belong to a social housing project.
Elian was surprised by the proximity to the beach and accessibility for cars and yet it remained considered as an area of low interest for Ponta Delgada.
The relationship between social housings areas and the city has historically been a problem. The location and the public transportation are essential for social inclusion and contradictorily this space has both features but with a defect, is located in a death space of the city better known as non-space.
“Sandwich” is the part of the middle, it is the clash between man-made and the vastness of the ocean.
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