Barber, the city, and the necessity of untying the hank

Benjamin Barber was someone I always wanted to interview. His thoughts about cities, democracy, and global exchange resulted not only interested but also, in a certain way, inspired to me. Barber's work can be placed in two different scenarios: one political and another academical. In the first one, and talking specifically about cities, perhaps his… Continue reading Barber, the city, and the necessity of untying the hank

Looking for a free table. Some thoughts about territory and territorialization (II)

In the first part of this post, I described a territory being decomposed by the action of different groups that were acting there, creating temporal relationships among them and the space they were affected. In other words, I presented how some elements were territorializing (dominating and transforming) a specific place. In this second part, I… Continue reading Looking for a free table. Some thoughts about territory and territorialization (II)

Decomposing the front yard of a library. Some thoughts about territory and territorialization (I)

Many years ago, when I still lived in the metropolitan of Medellin, I was a punk. And as a member of that subculture, I used to go with my punk friends to punk places. One of those places was a library. Well, the outside patio of the library: a big brightly and cemented area near… Continue reading Decomposing the front yard of a library. Some thoughts about territory and territorialization (I)