places

Visiting RogLab in Ljubljana

RogLab is a public digital fabrication laboratory which gives access to modern tools of fabrication to people of all ages. It is housed in a container by the river Ljubljanica, which flows through the center of the city. We were welcomed by Tomo, the workshop manager, François the project manager of Fab Lab Net, a…

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Fab City Summit Conference 2018

This last July Olivia was invited to present her views on Mobility of people, projects, ideas,  in the Fab City Conference, during the Fab City Summit 2018, next to international experts from a diverse range of fields, including art, design, politics, economics, industry, architecture, urbanism. The Fab City Global Initiative is making actionable the promises…

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Bossa Nova in Rio

One of the rare authentic moments. We discovered by chance the Bip Bip bar in Copacabana. One tiny place which holds an important role in the history of Bossa Nova in Rio. We felt that we were part of a ceremony; everything was so quiet, respectful and mystic. Music has this extraordinary property. We couldn’t…

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Making in Fab Lab UNAL, Medellin

We visited Fab Lab UNAL which is in the Arts and Architecture school of the National University of Colombia. Although it’s close to busy avenues and reaching it is no fun, once inside the campus feels it’s in the middle of the jungle! Exotic trees surround the various buildings and their long rich branches shade…

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once the most violent place Medellin is now one of the most innovative cities in the world

At one time Medellin was declared the most violent place in the world. Medellin cartel has bombed Bogota, killed judges, policemen, journalists, newspaper editors, presidential candidates and innocent people. Pablo Escobar however helped by providing work through building projects and giving money to the poor in Medellin. During its peak, the Cartel was making around…

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making in Fab Lab Lima

This time was different. It was not just a visit but a week where things could happen. We were welcomed in Fab Lab Lima by Beno and Delia and we soon met the rest of the team during our stay. Fab Lab Lima had moved from where it was last year, to a very central space…

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the highest in the world

It’s Titicaca and it’s a lake that’s part of both Bolivia and Peru.   Isla del Sol, Bolivia   We visited a couple of islands in the lake while crossing Bolivia to reach Cuzco in Peru. A long and super touristic trip which I don’t know if we would recommend, but here’s a few pics.…

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La Paz

We made a very short stop-over in Paz, the highest administrative capital in the world at 3,640m above sea level, with Mount Illimani (6,438m) as its backdrop. La Paz has the world’s highest and longest cable car transportation system with currently 3 lines running, this is the best way to view the city from above.…

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street art in Valparaiso

a weekend off to visit the Andes and Valparaiso. Valparaiso is a city on the Pacific coast of central Chile only a 2 hour drive from Santiago.  It is Chile’s main port and is known for its bohemian atmosphere, numerous  funiculars on its steep hillside, colourful street art. It is designated a UNESCO World heritage…

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Ode to the Andean Cordillera by Pablo Neruda

Once again, from up high, flying over the sky, you appeared, white and obscure cordillera of my homeland. Before then, the great airplane crossed great seas, jungles, deserts. Everything was symmetry, everything was ready on the earth’s surface, everything from above was path, until, in the middle of heaven and earth, your planetary snow lodged…

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Theo Jansen in Santiago

During our stay, Theo Jansen  visited Fab Lab U. de Chile and met with people there, discussing their ongoing projects (including ours!) and answering our questions on the future of the arts and the artists’ responsibility in a time of technological achievements and also world changes. Theo Jansen presented his work later in the week…

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visiting Neti

Neti No Es Todo Inventado is a strategic design and innovation lab that combines exponential technologies with human centred design and co-creation philosophies. Through an experiential approach they combine the application of exponential technologies with collaborative, interdisciplinary and horizontal working methods. Today we visited their makerspace, and met up with Jimena and Tomas possibly two of…

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visiting TaMaCo in Buenos Aires

Tamaco (Taller de Materiales y Construcción) is equipped with manufacturing machines and design tools and is dedicated in practice based design and architectural research. We were greeted by Francesco and Karen, the founders  and directors of TaMaCo, who gave us a tour in the building and showed us a variety of past and current projects their…

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