Posts Tagged ‘Bogotá’

Arhuaca mochila bags of Colombia

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

I first noticed these cylindrical handwoven bags on a couple of delegates at the UN World Urban Forum in Medellín, Colombia. They looked unusually sturdy, very finely handwoven in wool, and all had unique and beautiful geometric patterns. A week later in Bogotá I realized they are actually quite common.

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Brilliant urban design by Enrique Peñalosa in Bogotá, Colombia

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

It’s worth watching the video below: Streetfilms-Lessons from Bogotá (and click on the image above). Bogotá’s innovative, visionary mayor Enrique Peñalosa has transformed the city in ways that have made him a sort of rock star in international planning circles. Peñalosa, originally a journalist interested in social justice issues, successfully made urban slums as well as the whole metropolis more livable by largely making Bogotá a bike and express bus city.

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