A public space is understood as one that belongs to everyone: a space that allows can be accessed and used freely. However, when we find such places in our everyday lives, we rarely stop to think how that space determines to a great degree the quality of life of a given society.
Whether intentionally visiting a public space, or passing through one, those spaces influence people’s daily lives, regardless of their current state. The following examples demonstrate how public spaces can lead to positive changes, both in individuals and society at large.
Mexican artist Ana Teresa Nogales did an intervention on the US-Mexico border. She painted part of the border fencing in a trompe-l’œil style to create an illusion of a blue sky, simulating an opening in the border. The artist worked with volunteers in the community to produce this painting, creating not only a mural, but also a dialogue on migration.