15 June 2012

Changarrito: Art On a Cart

Changarrito 2008 Model
Tacos and paletas aren’t the only things sold from carts. “Changarrito” is a vending cart designed as an alternative to the official gallery selection presented by the art and cultural authorities in Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world – all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public.

Street vending in Mexico can be traced back to the pre-Columbian times, called tianquitzli by the indigenous – that word evolved to the current term “tianguis,” which refers to the temporary markets set up in different parts of the city. This type of informal commerce has become increasingly popular in Mexico, especially given the continuous economic crisis.

Read the rest of the article in Latinometro.

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