Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC): Light intervention on building fronts in three regions will promote a more inclusive Chile

Within the framework of World Down Syndrome Day, which is commemorated on March 21, the UC Down Syndrome Center and the Mawen Foundation will carry out the light intervention “21M, a better Chile in 21 words and colors”. Images and messages will be projected in Temuco, Valparaíso and Santiago between March 18 and 21. The messages answer the question: How do you imagine a more inclusive Chile in 21 words?

Within the framework of World Down Syndrome Day, which is commemorated on March 21, the institutions that work for, for and with people with Down syndrome and people with disabilities, the UC Down Syndrome Center and the Mawen Foundation , organized a lighting intervention in public spaces in three regions of Chile.

On March 18, in Temuco , it will be screened at the front of the Regional Administration, at 9:00 p.m. and later in the Plaza Dagoberto Godoy (in front of the Regional Hospital of that city)
On Sunday, March 20, the intervention will take place using the frontispiece of Pedro Montt of the National Congress in Valparaíso as the main curtain, also at 9:00 p.m.
On Monday, March 21, this intervention will end with a screening in Santiago: at 9:30 p.m. at the front of the Palacio de La Moneda and at 11:00 p.m. at the Central House of the Catholic University of Chile (Alameda 340).
The light projection will be a 3D digital artistic creation of the collection of faces and messages of people who have participated in the call “21M, a better Chile in 21 words and colors” , with which it is wanted to involve people with disabilities themselves , reveal their message and their dreams of how they expect a more inclusive Chile for their own lives.

The light projection will be a 3D digital artistic creation of the collection of faces and messages of people who have participated in the call “21M, a better Chile in 21 words and colors”

“This project comes to resignify the concepts of community, appropriation and territory with the participation of people with disabilities, both in the Metropolitan Region and other regions of our country. This light intervention seeks the appropriation of public space by the community in general, but in particular by people with disabilities, since that is where we develop and acquire identity components and share our customs and meanings”, comments Víctor Romero , general coordinator of the project, general coordinator of the UC Down Syndrome Center and director of the Mawen Foundation.

Macarena Lizama, executive director of the UC Down Syndrome Center, maintains that they have received more than 200 images of faces and messages of how they imagine a more inclusive Chile in 21 words . “These are powerful messages that reveal people as subjects of rights, with words from their family and friends and from people with Down syndrome themselves,” she explains.

“One of the participants said “I imagine that the day will soon come when we don’t have to talk about inclusion, that we normalize differences and value them” and a young man with Down syndrome expressed “I imagine a chile where they see us as subjects of rights, where they ask me what I want, I want My opinion counts!”, says the director.

The visual artist, expert in 3D digital animation, Valentina Riquelme, a professional at the UC Down Syndrome Center, will be the one who will design the animation of the light intervention and the projections will be in charge of Chincol productions.

The activity was raised with the support of the municipalities of Santiago, Temuco and Valparaíso, with donations and contributions from individuals, especially the German Clinic of Temuco and the BO Hotel & Terrace of Valparaíso.

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