A rift between belonging and alienation, public and private, rendered often against a backdrop of painful memories and struggle, neighbours from five different neighbourhoods in the heart of Bogota, Colombia, come here every day to find clean water and something more. From dirt to memories, this water washes it all away.

For 70 cents US a month, the laundry space shelters those who participate in them from the segregation, difficulties and limitations of the neighbourhood and the locality. In Fact, the social fabric stretched inside this place provides its users with a safe heaven that in another context or other spaces of the city would be restricted and even denied.

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