One of those days: A bamboo bridge in Davao City, Philippines

Four community associations from Davao City, in Barangay 74-A, make up a collective network called the Matina Crossing Communities Federation Inc (BMFCI). Mainly, they live along the Pangi River, which floods regularly destroying locally made bridges and blocking people’s way to get around their neighbourhood and access the rest of the city, more importantly schools, hospitals and often, their workplace.

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Chess, Life & the City: from Bogotá to Geneva

Do you know how to play chess? Some people would classify it as an ‘intellectual’ game. Apparently chess is very much like life, it teaches you to think, plan, organise your thoughts, and take action. “The modern game—essentially unchanged now for about 500 years—is perfectly designed to stretch the human mind to its outermost limits,…

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Te invito a pausar en tu camino, a mirar esta vista, a buscar en ella el mensaje que te he dejado sobre este muro.

“Cuando transitamos en la calle, dejamos trazas y huellas que son susceptibles de ser leídas por otros, y por eso activamos relaciones que pueden ser introducidas…en la vida cotidiana”

Trixi A. Bloch, 2015

“The question of what kind of city we want cannot be divorced from the question of what kind of people we want to be, what kinds of social relations we seek, what relations we cherish, what style of life we desire…” – Rebel Cities, Harvey, 2013

Re-imagining spaces in the city: Clear out or collaborate?

(Leer en Español….) Somewhere today, on the streets of northern Bogotá, Jhonatan sells what Colombians know as ‘arepas’. They are delicious maize pancake-like things that are split through the middle and stuffed with cheese, ham and scrambled eggs, at your command. They are usually quite cheap, no more than $3,000 COL ($1.00 USD), depending on what…

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