The built environment possesses the intrinsic property to accumulate history, stories, processes and events. Its materials not only demonstrate a specific stage of history and building technique, but the marks, colours, degradations and cracks tell a deeper story about every built element. The photograph shows a wall seen from the street in Lolol, a heritage village located in the central valley of Chile. The cracks reflect the magnitude of the most recent major earthquake in the country in February 2010 and currently remain there a trace of that event.
South America, Chile, earthquake
How to Cite
Devilat, B., (2013) “Earthquake traces”, Opticon1826 15, Art. 2.