There was a tradition in 1950s Venezuela of visual arts interacting with architecture and the urban landscape. Vivid geometric patterns along motorways and on public buildings were part of the visual public unconscious and still radiate a sense of optimism. Gili’s intervention in a changing neighbourhood of Caracas builds on this. Painted metal plaques are placed around the area of newly built park in a seemingly random way. The work connects the new park physically and psychologically to its surroundings and this tradition, aiming to create a positive identification within the collective, affecting how residents perceive their own community. Jaime Gili is a visual artist based in London. Photography: Carlos G Rojas.