One of these days I’m going to show you the most beautiful bus ride in the world…but for now please be content with a sneak peak of what many consider as a really ugly part of Greenland 🙂
These blocks are a controversial point of conversation in Nuuk, because they are deteriorating and laced with mould. They also symbolise the previous shutting down of settlements in Greenland and moving people like the hunters and fishermen from wild nature into the urban world and into ‘cubic living’. There were economical and logistical justifications for these actions, but it is a sore point in colonial history that sensitively touches the freedom of Greenlandic identity.
The last block is painted by an Icelandic street artist known as Mottan. These two strong figures, the woman and the polar bear, create myths of their own. For more images and background info on street art in Nuuk, check out this story I wrote.
Just taken on my iphone – so it’s a small size video clip.