Beatriz Machado

Lisbon, Portugal

Without distractions, we discover more details of our lives as urban inhabitants. What intimacy we have, in fact, with the place where we live, and the changes that those same places have undergone.

Urban life has not only changed our landscapes, but to what extent are we aware of changes in our own identity?

In the Argentine film Sidewalls (Medianeras) by director Gustavo Tanetto, in the first 4 minutes there is a reflection on the part of the narrator about urban landscapes and the construction of buildings, which analyzes the architecture of Buenos Aires.

In this pandemic context, we have probably been establishing a deeper relationship with the 4 walls of our house since it has become the place where we spend most of our time.

I leave here the excerpt from the film that concerns this analysis:

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