Villa 31, built in the 1930, is the oldest of the villas miserias in Buenos Aires. Are spaces of urban segregation, barrios locked in the metropolis, born as a result of the first migrations from within the country and from Europe in the early XX century. While going through different processes, including the occasional attempt to urbanization or eradication, the villas are now self-built neighborhoods, largely devoid of infrastructure and basic services: roads, electricity, water, sewage system .., always spaces most populated where crime, the local mafias and drugs are fertile ground for expansion.
The current government of Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires (CABA) headed by the conservative Mauricio Macri and under the directive national of the president Kristina Kirchner has so far repressed with violence any attempt of occupation of land by the poorer classes. And just because of this state of repression and growing, as unmet need for housing in recent years have given rise to a movement of struggle for housing involving transversely inhabitants of villas and young people of CABA.
El sol de mañana was built inside the Villa 31, urban area bordered to the north by the historic and elegant barrio of Retiro and south with modern and luxurious Puerto Madero. Villa 31 today has a highly varied population of about 60,000 people composed not only of illegal immigrants but also porteñe from young couples who can not afford other housing solution within the metropolis. It is the encounter with the lives, the smells, the mud, the hopes and passions of these people who live swallowed up by a city that does not seem to find space for them. It is the sun of tomorrow, ingrained in the heart of the Argentines, for which the country is their home, their barrio, the community to which you belong. With melancholy hope rely on tomorrow what today still have not had.
Gabriele Orlini is a professional traveler, writer manqué, documentary photographer and photojournalist for an incurable soulful need.