This project arises a year after the Cinchona earthquake, in the areas of Vara Blanca and Los Cartagos de Heredia (both near the epicenter). It seeks to explore the re-construction of everyday life a year after the earth had shaken their realities.
During two months I visited and accompanied 5 families in their daily living. During this process, it was possible to understand that the earthquake had clearly marked a before and after in the experiential times of these people. However, this was not only because it had created new vulnerabilities and uncertainties, but mainly, because it had come to evidence those already existing before the disaster.
Therefore, the normalization of the daily life of these people was marked by this friction between two realities: between the before and after the event. Between the daily challenges that came from before, and the new fissures left by the earthquake.
This essay explores the everyday circumstances in which these people were at that time, their relationship with a fragmented landscape, and the objects of their life that materialized their experiences. But above all, the project seeks to highlight the admirable resilience of these families, who re-built their daily lives in the midst of friction.