Bamboo Houses: Rebuilding a Sustainable Community (Zoomin TV)

RAMBUCHE, ECUADOR - A new step in sustainable architecture - After the major earthquake hit Ecuador in 2016, many people on the coast are still living in tents or makeshift homes out of scraps of wood and metal sheets. But some organizations are helping rebuild homes out of bamboo - a flexible material that´s resistant to …

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Ecuadorians say Lenin Moreno’s Victory is a Win for Poor and Working People (The Real News)

QUITO, ECUADOR - Ecuadorians elected a new President Sunday, voting to keep the current left-wing party of President Rafael Correa in power. Correa's former Vice-President Lenin Moreno won the election with 51% of the vote over his opponent, Guillermo Lasso of the right-wing CREO Party, who finished with 49%. Hundreds of supporters gathered at the …

Los últimos días de las FARC: dentro del campamento (Zoomin TV)

EL DIAMANTE, COLOMBIA - En la víspera de la firma de los acuerdos de paz, las FARC abrieron su campamento de El Diamante, Caquetá. Charlamos con los guerrilleros para conocer sus sueños y sensaciones ahora que se acerca la paz. (Translation: On the eve of the signing of the peace accords, the FARC opened their …

Afro-Colombians Place Hope in the Peace Process (The Real News)

CALI, COLOMBIA - After over 50 years of civil war, the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas are closer than ever to signing a final peace deal. But some people in the country support the peace process more than others, mainly the country’s black and indigenous populations – Those who have been the most affected …

Photovideo Filadelphia Street – Public Space, Change and Stability (Mercado de Martes)

Fascinated by the varying uses of public space, Visual Anthropologist Paola Frances Garnica and I documented the use of a particular street in Mexico City.  Looking at Filadelfia Street in the area Benito Juarez, we explored how the stability of the street can guide people's actions (for example, where there is a chair I will …