A collaboration between Mirana Zuger, Alejandro Salgado Cendales and members of the Chinatown community, this video archive reveals the stories and memories of the people that inhabit the neighbourhood.
The project aims to activate the local memory through a participatory exercise driven by inclusion and equality principles. The stories and memories conform a local History that exposes the uniqueness and commonality of Chinatown´s public sphere, where people from different nationalities, ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, social class, sexual and gender identities coexist, exemplifying the concept of solidarity. To guarantee the horizontal structure of the project, all the interviews were included and have been chronologically organized.
In a moment of racial and political tension, art can be an instrument to practice democracy and build a sense of commonality among groups of diverse backgrounds.