Memoria Historica de la Alameda is a site-specific and participatory project dealing with the Chilean memory and in particular with the period going from Salvador Allende democracy (1970) to the end of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship (1990). The project focuses on Avenida Bernardo O’Higgins - commonly known as La Alameda - and stresses the iconic value for its social and political implications. Since its foundation, in the beginning of the 19th century, La Alameda has represented the quintessential public space, being from time to time a place for strolling, a scenario of urban riots and guerrilla, mass political manifestations, religious processions and sport parades until its current function as urban backbone for public transportation and trades. Accordingly, this boulevard is a source of a virtually infinite collection of personal and institutional memories. Memoria Historica de la Alameda aims at putting in short-circuit the Avenue’s landscape with the events marking its history, and bringing to consciousness a remarkable memory in a nation where the scars of the history are still tangible.

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