Sunday , June 13 2021

Why are there a thousand penguins in Plaza Italia?



All those who went on foot, by car or by bus, were surprised by the thousands of penguins in Piazza Italia.

They are surrounding the Obelisk to Balmaceda, right in the center of Av. Providencia, and migrated to Santiago to give a message at noon on Thursday.

The reasons

Penguins in Piazza Italia
Photos: Instagram Bla Collective

And so it was. The Bla Collective, which is dedicated to urban interventions and who makes the Made in House Festival – the one who installed a huge woodpecker in Torre Ente -, put them in place to deliver a message in the environmental education.

It was commissioned by the 13C TV Channel to promote awareness of the effects of climate change. And for the same reason they chose these southern seabirds, which are in danger of extinction.

The penguins are made in real scale and all the material used in their construction is recycled: 1300 plastic bottles and more than four tons of daily.

Look, until Saturday you can go take a picture with these animals. In fact, this day will give these sculptures to everyone who wants to take one home.


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