This intriguing documentary shows kids taking refuge in the sewers of Colombia

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 10 April 2015

Facing abuse and violence at home, young kids in Bogota, Colombia have been forced out of their homes and onto the streets. ‘When you’re living in the sewers, you’ve hit the lowest point a human can reach because there you lose everything’, one former sewer dweller says. 

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Street art by Bogota-based Mateo Rivano

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By Raul Posse in New Art on Wednesday 11 April 2012

Ever since we were in high school and we sat on the same bus seat, Don Temor has always impressed me with his skills illustrating every single thing that pops into his head. These days, he is a renowned street artist in Bogota, playing and collaborating with other people doing installations that blow your mind.

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De Juepuchas: The soundtrack of your life

Andres Colmenares Reader Find

By Andres Colmenares in New Music on Thursday 7 October 2010

De Juepuchas is a Colombian duo created by Diego Maldonado and Andres Silva to explore, with a creative approach, the soundtrack of a generation raised in Colombia in the 80s and 90s.

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Leo Cocina y Cava, Bogotá

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Friday 12 February 2010

Down an unassuming street in the La Macarena neighborhood of Bogotá, Colombia humbly sits one of the city’s sexiest dining spots: Leo Cocina y Cava. It is here that Chef Leonor Espinoza saturates Colombian comfort food — mainly from the coast — with intense doses of creativity to produce fresh, contemporary dishes with a clean presentation and knock-out appeal.

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Camilo Bejarano

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Design on Thursday 18 December 2008

Formerly of Bogota, Colombia, Camilo Bejarano moved to America at the age of sixteen and now resides in Brooklyn, New York where he continues to work and play with colorful character designs, illustrations, and design projects.

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Rocking Under The Rain in Bogota, Colombia

Andres Colmenares Reader Find

By Andres Colmenares in New Events on Monday 10 November 2008

Rock al Parque is the largest open-air free music festival in Latin America, held at the el Parque Simon Bolivar in Bogota, Colombia. This year the main guest, as usual, was the heavy rain. However, more than 300,000 people enjoyed the powerful and eclectic tunes of 45 bands from England, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, America, France and, of course, Colombia, since the aim of the festival is to showcase upcoming local bands. The Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogota is in charge of this unique open party, which has been gathering youngsters from all the corners of this ten million city, and beyond, for fourteen years.

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Clemente Susini’s anatomical sculptures

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Art on Sunday 11 May 2008

Two centuries before Gunther von Hagens started plasticizing cadavers, Clemente Susini was making wax replicas of body parts and structures.

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Circo Da Madrugada and Tombés du Ciel

Andres Colmenares Reader Find

By Andres Colmenares in New Events on Monday 21 April 2008

Picture this: a crowded bullfight ring in downtown Bogota, under the moonlight of the brightest full moon of the year, surrounded by gigantic, colorful buildings.

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La Silueta Ediciones

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By Andres Colmenares in New Design on Saturday 19 April 2008

La Silueta is a design studio and editorial house from Bogota, Colombia, with a select portfolio of new artists’ books (Nicolas Paris, Doble Faz, and others), local street art and the publication, Chino Magazin.

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