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Idea by

Florencia Belen Ortelli and Agustina Pelegrina

Smiles Keepers Mza

http://www.facebook.com/smileskeepersMZA

Chacabuco Street, Godoy Cruz, Mendoza, Argentina
We are two architecture students, just about to become architects. One day, we decided that it was time to do something for our society, and opened up a fan page where we publish interventions and invite people to join us. Our message is simple: take a place and transform it to express a thought. A message. That is how we intend to surprise people and share new experiences . In other words, we use architecture to inspire solidarity in communities.

Smiles Keepers MZA


Join the people. Pick a place. Transform it. LEAVE YOUR MESSAGE

Smiles Keepers MZA


Join the people. Pick a place. Transform it. LEAVE YOUR MESSAGE
Taking architecture as a tool for inclusion, we transform public spaces collectively
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There are 2 concepts on which we base our work: Urban interventions, that are means to generate ideas, based on the premise of “Be the example”; and Ephemeral interventions, that appear and disappear in a short period of time, leaving clear messages. When an ephemeral intervention takes place in the urban space, the message gets powerful and reaches a wider number of people. That is what we do

Because we believe that, in time of weakness, all of us need to be reminded that hope is the last thing we lose and dreams can give us the strength to create new things. However, nothing can be done without unity. That is why we join our will to create, and generate new spaces to leave messages of hope

We tested it, and as result, we proved our beliefs: The future of architecture rests on reinventing urban spaces that inspire people. Architecture is the motor of social change. Our idea helps people to believe in their power for change and become active members of their communities


"This is our cry. This is our prayer. Peace in the world."
Sadako Sasaki legend.

As a contribution for peace in the world, we created 1000 paper cranes and hanged them from a tree in the cycleway of the city, as a demonstration of our commitment to nowadays reality. We transformed a public space by leaving a strong message and invited people to join us.

Architecture can bring voice to those who have none.

It is needless to say that using the same roads every day makes the landscape monotonous. We get use to the same facades and signs. Consequently, everything becomes part of the daily routine
Therefore, we decided to surprise the people who use a bridge that crosses an important avenue in the city, by knotting stripes with dreams written on them. For people and by people

The bridge, instead of being just a transition space, became a place to stay and share
A common day became a wonderful day

Smiles Keepers MZA


Join the people. Pick a place. Transform it. LEAVE YOUR MESSAGE

Smiles Keepers MZA


Join the people. Pick a place. Transform it. LEAVE YOUR MESSAGE
Taking architecture as a tool for inclusion, we transform public spaces collectively
File under

There are 2 concepts on which we base our work: Urban interventions, that are means to generate ideas, based on the premise of “Be the example”; and Ephemeral interventions, that appear and disappear in a short period of time, leaving clear messages. When an ephemeral intervention takes place in the urban space, the message gets powerful and reaches a wider number of people. That is what we do

Because we believe that, in time of weakness, all of us need to be reminded that hope is the last thing we lose and dreams can give us the strength to create new things. However, nothing can be done without unity. That is why we join our will to create, and generate new spaces to leave messages of hope

We tested it, and as result, we proved our beliefs: The future of architecture rests on reinventing urban spaces that inspire people. Architecture is the motor of social change. Our idea helps people to believe in their power for change and become active members of their communities


"This is our cry. This is our prayer. Peace in the world."
Sadako Sasaki legend.

As a contribution for peace in the world, we created 1000 paper cranes and hanged them from a tree in the cycleway of the city, as a demonstration of our commitment to nowadays reality. We transformed a public space by leaving a strong message and invited people to join us.

Architecture can bring voice to those who have none.

It is needless to say that using the same roads every day makes the landscape monotonous. We get use to the same facades and signs. Consequently, everything becomes part of the daily routine
Therefore, we decided to surprise the people who use a bridge that crosses an important avenue in the city, by knotting stripes with dreams written on them. For people and by people

The bridge, instead of being just a transition space, became a place to stay and share
A common day became a wonderful day


Idea by

Florencia Belen Ortelli and Agustina Pelegrina
Smiles Keepers Mza
Chacabuco Street
Godoy Cruz, Mendoza
Argentina
We are two architecture students, just about to become architects. One day, we decided that it was time to do something for our society, and opened up a fan page where we publish interventions and invite people to join us. Our message is simple: take a place and transform it to express a thought. A message. That is how we intend to surprise people and share new experiences . In other words, we use architecture to inspire solidarity in communities.