This exhibition documents 10 years of street occupation in the center of Santiago de Chile, bringing an overview of the evolution of urban behavior in this region from the end of the Pinochet government to the turn of the millennium.
At the end of the lead years the streets of the old center of Santiago were places of passage for the mass of passers-by. The watched presence of the insane, blind and helpless was tolerated, people who had nowhere to go and had "mercy" to stay on the streets. An informal trade around the Mapocho Central Market, churches and bus and subway stations, resisted by the tradition of the points. Playing a musical instrument in the street for a few coins could lead his practitioner to jail. The street was controlled. Crowds were not allowed, except in places of exception, such as the Plaza de Armas, where popular artistic expression was allowed.