Vienna | Macondo | 2009
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Lodged between a sewage plant and a busy motorway connecting Vienna’s city centre to the airport, 2000-odd people lived in Macondo, one of Austria’s oldest refugee settlements. Still not many people know about its existence. It was founded more than 50 years ago. Today, 2000 women, men and children from 22 different nations live here. This place represents the history of escapism to Austria. Stateapproved refugees from different conflict regions around the world, found a shelter in the settlement behind the yellow wall and military walls. A so called ghetto - Macondo is run-down, with rubbish and trolley carts piled on the grass and a small playground overcome with weeds.