La visita a Xanenetla me pareció interesante y bastante inspiradora. Despertó mi curiosidad el querer conocer las historias detrás de cada mural ya que reflejan las vivencias, sueños y deseos de los habitante del barrio.
Me pareció maravilloso el aspecto social que este proyecto conlleva, ya que no sólo se ha logrado una mejor vista estética del lugar, si no que se generó comunidad, unión y un cambio de perspectiva.
Considero que es una excelente propuesta para dar a conocer uno de los rincones mejor guardados de Puebla.
The neighborhood of Xanenetla is a marginalized area with lots of needs and social problems. It is also considered one of the red spots in the city yet now holds most of the murals created as part of the project Ciudad Mural.
Since 2009, the Colectivo Tomate has worked in this neighborhood with the sole purpose of reviving the economy of the area, improving the urban environment and disclosing the identity of its inhabitants. Additionally, due to the state of decay, many of the buildings developed throughout the years have been practically abandoned and erased from the collective memory of the city.
In April 2012 the third stage of the project was revealed, which counts 55 murals to this day across four blocks. These murals represent dreams, concerns and anecdotes, creating an explosion of color, shapes, characters, and symbolism.
Walking past the murals in this neighborhood offers a glimpse into the history of it as they’re divided into three stages: Who we were? Who we are? Who we want to be?.