Angol was founded in 1553 by Pedro de Valdivia, the conquistador of Chile, as the last frontier before the Mapuche territory. Today all this land is called Araucania Region. This is reflected in the political graffiti that you can find here. Angol, a small city of around 53,000 people, is located 570 km south of Santiago (capital of Chile). These characteristics of a small place and isolate of big cities, configure special features for the graffiti. For example, graffiti can last easily more than a decade because there isn’t competition to find a wall like in big cities where new graffiti usually is on top of an old one.
Salvador J. Seda – Angol 2020
How does the map work? All the buttons on the map are links to a photo gallery of the spot, sometimes with only one photo, sometimes with heaps of photos or even a full article. The different symbols explain various categories of the streetart and graffiti artworks. In the navigation of the map on the left you can find the several markers sorted by the categories and it´s possible to hide or fade these layers.