Urbanudismo, or Urban Nudism, is the name given by some — associated with the Urbanudismo website — to a new type of naturism. It appears to be associated mostly with Spain and Argentina. The following article discusses, briefly, its appearance in Buenos Aires.
The article’s in Spanish. My understanding of the language is limited, but I’ll offer a rough translation anyhow.
Urban nudism, the boom reaches the city of Buenos Aires
Although some define it as an artistic phenomenon, people from Buenos Aires don’t stop being surprised by nudists who take off their clothes in public places
Urban nudists are a phenomenon that is growing in the city of Buenos Aires. It is a matter of people who decide to take off their clothes in public places.
Some prefer to consider it an artistic phenomenon.
Luizo Vega is one of the figures that most stands out for his capacity to generate live works, according to Diario Popular.
Buenos Aires also was the setting chosen by the photographer Spencer Tunick, who in 2002 brought together more than 500 nude people in the Obelisco.
The daring is also expressed by women. Inés Gilemmon decided to move nudist celebrations from closed locations to plazas and streets, with the sole objective to “provoke and generate strong reactions.”
For her part, Abril X (pictured) practices a political type of urban nudism, following the European example.
Originally posted January 8, 2006