Chicano Park Reflection

Chicano Park Reflection

Our visit to Chicano Park last Thursday was my first time there and a really great opportunity to see and understand how art, history, and space are so closely related in Barrio Logan. I loved getting a chance to walk around and explore the murals as well as the other forms of art that are displayed all throughout the park. In connection to what we are learning in class, visiting Chicano Park offered a way of seeing how community history can be preserved and shared in a number of ways, including through art. Murals, in particular, can be a way to resist and redefine the physical structures that are put in place and meant to divide communities. Just by walking around the park and the surrounding neighborhood I was able to see how community activists and artists have reclaimed this area by using the space under the freeway as their canvas, telling stories of the past and the present.

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