The Metropolitan India, the subtle art of managing chaos

In India, two cities that congregate millions of inhabitants are displaying parallel attitudes when implementing local and global approaches towards their development. The Indian City of Bangalore in 2014 is a metropolis inhabited by 9 million people while Delhi hosts … Continue reading The Metropolitan India, the subtle art of managing chaos

Mexico City La Roma neighbourhood Sticky post

‘Thank you for respecting the wall … My pleasure’ Urban Communication in Mexico City

After a seven-month hiatus due to academic activities, this blog is back on track. The following photographs were shot in La Roma, an emblematic neighbourhood of Mexico City.  Both images represent symptomatic characteristics of the megalopolis, one of the most dynamic … Continue reading ‘Thank you for respecting the wall … My pleasure’ Urban Communication in Mexico City

MIKE HETTWER for National Geographic. From the series The Ship-Breakers. The men of Bangladesh risk their lives to tear apart cargo carriers and tankers Sticky post

Inverting Globalisation. International Conference at the University of Amsterdam

On October 9th and 10th 2014, the University of Amsterdam will host an international conference called ‘Inverting Globalisation’. This event is organised by the Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies (ACGS). More than 45 presenters from all over the world will expose their … Continue reading Inverting Globalisation. International Conference at the University of Amsterdam

Map of the daily air travels in the world Sticky post

The aerial traffic of people, ideas, and merchandises in the early 21st century

The aerial movement of people, merchandises and ideas constitutes the medulla of the world in the early 21st century. Globalization via the skyline is one of the most suggestive metaphors of contemporary fluxes of information and economy. These fluxes have … Continue reading The aerial traffic of people, ideas, and merchandises in the early 21st century

Bridge 2014. Retrieved from Expoknews Sticky post

A five-year tale of a collaboratively crafted pedestrian bridge in Mexico City

A recent public pedestrian bridge has been inaugurated in Mexico City. The nature of this bridge is an unusual piece of infrastructure in Mexico City because of its characteristics: it is socially committed, aesthetically related to vegetation in a concrete saturated … Continue reading A five-year tale of a collaboratively crafted pedestrian bridge in Mexico City