Lucía tiene calle
ISBN : 978-612-4416-20-0
Carlos Vela Santos
Book written in Spanish
World rights available
Lucía tiene calle (Lucía has street smarts) is a journey across Lima through the eyes of a girl on her favorite vehicle: her colorful and efficient bicycle. While touring the city, Lucía shares with us the memories she has of different spots on the map, where the outer landscapes merge with her personal and familial stories. The former neighborhood cinemas, the panoramic view from Chorrillos pier, her grandfather’s favorite candy shops or the wineries’ cartels are obligatory stops to reflect on how Lima has transformed, where the old and new neighborhoods, unique streets and buildings, unforgettable corners and landscapes make up an unusual, imaginary and collective geography that portrays our capital and its recent «development».
Thus, like playing games, this book invites us to understand that the cities are their people, and the people, a reflection of their cities, while Lucía’s walks remind us that cities are alive and pulse with the memories we build in them.
Eliana Otta is a visual artist, Master’s in Cultural Studies at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), and currently a candidate for the PhD in Practice at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna, with her project Compartiendo lo perdido: un laboratorio para el duelo colectivo, hacia una política afectiva y transformadora (Sharing loss: A laboratory for collective mourning, towards and affective and transformative politic). She has exhibited her work in cities such as London, New York, Barcelona, Cali and Cusco; and participated in residencies such as Planta Alta (Spain), Gapado Air (South Korea), Capacete (Greece) and Sommerakademie im ZPK (Switzerland). She coordinated the curatorial team for the Lugar de la Memoria (Place of Memory) and is a member and co-founder of the Bisagra project. Also, she has been a teacher at the PUCP’s Faculty of Art, Corriente Alterna art school and at the National School of Fine Arts. Currently, she is represented by the 80m2 Livia Benavides Gallery.