Yann Gross nos vuelve a deleitar con su nuevo trabajo Kitintale, una serie que se muestra como otra maravilla visual y de compromiso, una visión de África necesaria desde nuestro punto de vista y que nos enseña la fuerza de voluntad  de un grupo de gente por lograr retos.  Su autor explica la dinámica y concepto de un proyecto que resulta ser un ejemplo de creación estética y transmisión de cultura social. Además va a compañado de una edición muy interesante y asequible al bolsillo.

Yann Gross nos explica su serie de la siguiente manera:

I mostly focus my work on identities, dreams and senses of belonging to communities.I’m really interested the way people come together and create their own subculture.

The first Uganda skateboarders were inspired by the television, but hadn’t any concrete to practice on in their neighborhood. They built the only skatepark of East Africa with their own hand in Kitintale, a working class suburb of Kampala. With no assistance from government or large NGO’s, kids from Uganda took significant steps to overcome boredom and poverty through skateboarding. Skateboarding keeps the youth busy, combats the development of negative habits and develops a sense of belonging to a community. The elder skateboarders became also kind of educators. They talk about the problems that many Ugandan families are facing like HIV or malaria and try to inculcate values such as respect and solidarity among the younger ones.

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