Proyecto «Nazca City»

«Nazca City» is a land art project, the drawing of a true scale map of an imaginary city onto the surface of the Peruvian desert. To do this we built a robot which moves autonomously, plowing the ground to uncover its underlying color. Because of its scale, the map can only be appreciated as a whole from certain a height by means of airplains or satellite imaging.

The project is inspired by the gigantic figures drawn onto the desert by the ancient Nazca culture (200 BC – 600 AD), which can still be seen today. It invites to reflect upon the explosive urbanization of the deserts of the Peruvian coast, taking place since the middle of the last century, and its consequences on environmental sustainability and the quality of living.

«ciudad nazca» es un proyecto de land art dirigido por el artista peruano Rodrigo Derteano, que consiste en dibujar el mapa de una ciudad imaginaria en escala real sobre la superficie del desierto. Para ello se creo un robot, que de manera autónoma va trazando surcos en la tierra mediante un arado.

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