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The setting for Boa Mistura‘s latest project is la colonia de las américas on the outskirts of querétaro, méxico. It is a humble community of working class people consisting of housing (much of which is self built) and small business: ‘misceláneas’ (grocery stores), taquerías, and cantinas. américas is located across two sides of a hill, and has a ‘boomerang’ form overlooking the two main highways of the state; the ’5 de febrero’ road and ‘bernardo quintana’, which converge exactly at the apex of las amércias — as a result the neighborhood is seen daily seen by thousands of people. However a visual intervention has taken place within the neighbourhood with community members taking part in painting the town in various colours and patterns which bring the street is to life through the artistic intervention.


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