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Vagon Hermoso (Beautiful Wagon)
Un Vagon Hermoso is a project to restore two abandoned train cars in the rural town of Mayor Buratovich, Argentina with the intent to reevaluate ideas of community development, and to reactivate the voices and historical visions first begun by the immigrants who founded the town at the turn of the century.

The railway wagons will be used as a community workspace with internet access, literature, and supplies (wagon one) and as a residence for visiting artists and other guests (wagon two) linking local youth, free agents, and artists in the realization of social projects via exhibitions, art workshops, outdoor cinema events, access to technology, the creation of small edition literature, interviews among neighbors and new immigrants, group meals/public picnics, and other manifestations that value public over private and the collective over the individual.

Vagon Hermoso values itself as an "open" project, that re-invites conversation regarding historical processes and politics that haven't been discussed since the disillusionment created after "progreso y porvenir"*, and gives new meaning to the potential for goodness through community public work.

* a social slogan espoused by corrupt political officials in the country throughout
    the '90s that led to the eventual economic collapse of Argentina.

Vagon Hermoso
Este proyecto quiere recuperar dos vagones abandonados y las ideas de desarrollo que iniciaron los inmigrantes en pueblos como Buratovich, rescatando también las voces y las historias.

Los vagones se utilizarán como espacio físico de trabajo y residencia para visitantes; vinculando a jóvenes gestores de proyectos sociales, talleres, muestras, comilonas, picnics y todas las cosas que valoren lo público por sobre lo privado; lo colectivo por sobre lo individual.

Es un proyecto abierto que trata de instalar una discusión acerca de los procesos históricos, políticos y sociales, poniendo en valor nuevamente los bienes que nos pertenecen.

photo by Catherine Burke