The Office of Complaints, Fears and Desires / Agencia de Quejas, Miedos y Deseos
The Office of Complaints, Fears and Desires
Escritores, typist using mechanical type writers, are a part of the informal street economy of Medellin. Escritos can be found on a side street of Plaza Botero (the plaza of the Museum of Antioquia) typing the letters for those who cannot. The purpose of these letters are broad but familiar: family members afar, legal and business transactions. The Escritos translate the thoughts of the ordinary Colombian, they are authors and poets for hire. They can put into words the intimate thoughts of a lover or the hardship of the displaced person.