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Hello World, Episode 10: Searching for the Origins of the Universe in Chile
"Episode 10: With its extreme conditions and geological oddities, Chile is a prime spot for major tech projects."
chile  atacama  observatories  technology  lithium  desert  startups  makerspaces  2016  sanpedrodeatacama  santiago  astronomy  ashleevance 
july 2017 by robertogreco
Palestino: A Home Away from Home • Copa90
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Sport Club Palestino is unique in the world. There is no other club with the same name or which flies the Palestinian flag so freely, and all of this occurs 13,000 kilometres from their “homeland”. The club owes its existence to the fact that the Palestinian community in Chile is the largest in the world, outside of the Middle East. It is believed that the population of Palestinian descendants in Chile is around 500,000, their ancestors arriving approximately a century ago, standing out as successful business people that today are the owners of communication companies, supermarkets and factories.

However, Palestino is different to the other colonial football clubs in Chile, and perhaps around the world, due to their claims for independence, which although hidden, are intrinsic to their very existence. Union Española and Audax Italiano, for example, are also colonial football clubs in Chile, founded by immigrants, but neither of them harbour claims for independence as part of their natural fabric. There are others that may point to Atlanta in Argentina, which has an important Jewish influence, however Atlanta wasn’t founded by Jews and doesn´t have a name or an emblem that evokes images of Israel or the Jewish people. Palestino can also be distinguished from clubs such as Athletic de Bilbao, which is located in the geographic heart of the Basque territory and its claims for independence; Palestino is not located in Palestine, but on the other side of the world.


Palestino is not involved in politics and there is no nationalistic indoctrination for their players or officials. In general, Palestino has taken care to strictly brand the club as a sporting club, steering clear from politics; well, almost always – there were a couple times in recent history where this did not hold true.

The first example was in 2002 where a little controversy was stirred when the goalkeeper, Leonardo Cauteruchi, wore a shirt displaying a drawing of the map of Palestine on his chest. However, the situation in 2014 was different, as it was an institutional decision. When commencing the Chilean Championship during January (which may sounds ridiculous), Palestino released a new playing shirt that replaced the number one with a silhouette of a map of Palestine according to the original boundaries that existed before the creation of the state of Israel under United Nations resolution. Palestino managed to play three games in the new shirt before the Jewish community created an uproar.

The matter reached the international press, causing an enraged Israeli Foreign Affairs Ministry to call and inform Israel and its diplomats in Chile to encourage them to express their discontent with the provocation. The simple symbol of a map on the shirt of a humble – sometimes the most humble – club in the Chilean first division was on the front page around the world.

With much commotion, Palestino was economically sanctioned by the disciplinary tribunal of the Chilean football association (Tribunal de Disciplina de la Asociación Nacional de Fútbol Profesional) and required to replace the map with a more traditional number one. The club president, Fernando Aguad, refused to budge and, rather than replacing the map with the number one he simply moved it to the front of the shirt, where it remains to this day. The decision to replace the number one with the Palestinian map was a complete success. Even though they weren’t able to use that shirt during an official match, they could sell it. Sales of the shirt increased more than 300% and the club received orders from France, Morocco, Turkey, Portugal, Germany, Spain, Brazil, Colombia and, of course, the Middle East.

This incident showed the tremendous symbolic power of Palestino and also justified the club´s institutional decision not to become involved in politics, knowing that if they persisted and became involved in politics the club would quickly find themselves at the heart of a grand conflict. Palestino has the name, the colours and the Palestinian flag, which flies freely at the home stadium (Estadio Municipal de La Cisterna), but the club has decided to not directly involve themselves in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, even though they know that thousands of Palestinians follow them through the internet and satellite television from the occupied territories."


Roberto Bishara´s whole body was in pain, for 26 hours he had been on a plane that had been delayed in its journey from Santiago to Tel Aviv. We are talking about 2008, in the middle of Palestino´s epic championship campaign, the final which would end up being seen by hundreds of fans in Ramallah on the other side of the world. Bishara was walking through the airport in Tel Aviv, slightly limping with the pins and needles that are typical of those who undertake the transatlantic journey in economy class. It was the first time that he had gone to play for the Palestinian national team. The Faisal Al- Husseini stadium, just 600 meters from the wall that divides Israel and the West Bank, was holding its first game in two years after being destroyed by an Israeli shelling. It was, no less, the first Palestinian national match being played in Palestine. The rival was Jordan, or at least that is what Bishara was trying to explain to the Israeli security forces during two hours of questioning in a dark room at Ben Gurion airport. Bishara, who would one year later became captain of the Palestinian national team, had to leave behind his suitcase and his camera, but finally he was permitted to leave the airport so that he could play in the historic match the ended in a 1-1 draw.

Although there are many Chileans that have played for the Palestinian national team, Edgardo Abdala, Leonardo Zamora, Alexis Norambuena, Patricio Acevedo, Pablo Abdala and Matías Jadue, among others, but none of them are as emblematic as Roberto “Tito” Bishara. Even Roberto Kettlun, who played more than 20 games for the Palestine national team and played with Hilal Al-Quds in the local league, does not match the figure of Tito Bishara. Kettlun told us recently: “many times equipment that was sent to us by FIFA was blocked, together with specialist coaches and sporting manuals. When we tried to bring in coaches and trainers to provide us with support, often they were stopped at the border and prevented from entering. Further, we organised tournaments but were forced to send back half of our opponents as they were not permitted to enter.”

More than rival defenders, the greatest enemy of the Palestinian national team are the Israeli check points that limit the freedom of movement within the Palestinian territories. As Bishara tells, many players miss training as they are detained for hours without reason. However, worse than the restrictions on movement is the ever present threat of death. Bishara recounts a day when a friend of his arrived crying, but it was a quiet sobbing, without outward scandal – his grandmother had been killed when a bomb landed on her house. Bishara couldn´t believe what he was hearing, but the others simply got on with training the following day as if nothing out of the ordinary had occurred. As Bishara states, “I never got over the sensation of playing in the middle of a war zone, but the others seem to be accustomed to it”.

When the Palestinian national team play, the public display a great level of enthusiasm as everyone is aware of the tremendous value in the mere existence of the team, meaning that, sometimes, they celebrate goals with more euphoria than the fans of other nations. A Palestinian goal in our stadium sounds like more than a hundred cannons, once said Bishara. In that stadium, although fragile, in shattered Palestine, you can see – in many places – the shirts of Palestino being proudly worn, with the Palestinian map sitting on the back."
futboll  football  chile  palestino  shuaibahmed  2008  2014  2016  politics  geopolitics  refugees  santiago  sports  nicolásvidal 
july 2017 by robertogreco
CD Palestino: a Palestinian club in Chile
"The Crimean War of the 1850s, World War II and the Arab-Israel Wars in the mid 1900s resulted in many Palestinians taking refuge in neighbouring countries like Jordan and Syria. But, many are not aware of the fact that approximately 500,000 individuals somehow made their way to the Chilean capital of Santiago, to escape persecution and to provide a better life for themselves and their families. Santiago, and wider Chile, soon became home to the largest Palestinian diaspora outside the Middle East.

Fast forward to present times and there’s a unique club that was formed in the 1920s with the intention of benefitting – through sport – Santiago’s growing Palestinian community, fairly similar to the thought process behind Scotland’s Glasgow Celtic was shaped by Brother Walfrid.

In one way, it’s possible to consider Club Deportivo Palestino as the first football club ever founded by refugees globally, with its name intentionally pinpointing their Palestinian roots. Since then, the club had added two national (Primera Division) titles in 1955 and 1978, two Copa Chiles in 1975 and 1977, and a two Primera B titles, in 1952 and 1972. In current times, though the club has not lived up to its exaggerated expectations, the fan base continues to grow – primarily because of their continued devotion and support for the Palestinian cause, now thousands of miles away.

The club’s home colors include the Palestinian colors of red, green and white, and it would not be surprising for a neutral to observe Palestinian flags and Keffiyeh, a traditional headdress, adorning supporters during home games at the Estadio Municipal de La Cisterna stadium.

Roberto Kettlun, an ex-Palestino player of Palestinian origin, and an ex Palestinian national team player and current Hilal Al-Quds star, has only good things to say about his two seasons spent at the club.

“I played for two seasons with Palestino club, it was an amazing experience, professionally and also personally, it brought me closer to my origins, and also to the Palestinian national team which provided a platform for me to move to Greece.”

Every time the players step on to the pitch, there is a feeling of not only Chilean eyes but millions of others abroad watching them play. Twenty-seven-year-old Chilean radio commentator and Musician Sebastián Manríquez says: “CD Palestino stands not only for a football club in La Cisterna, but for a well-respected community in Chile, for the land where their founders and fans’ ancestors came from, and for people who are suffering maybe the most inexplicable consequences of an almost endless conflict in the Middle East.

“Palestino, in opposite to the other diaspora football clubs in our country, plays every match with their minds in the field and their hearts kilometers away, knowing that an even larger and greater amount of fans are supporting them from the distance despite the horror and the sadness that every day Palestinians suffer in their everyday lives. And having that in mind, it’s not uncommon that every match against Palestino becomes a hard, fierce and battled confrontation.”

“Fans are double fans, because despite football, here there is an entire country waiting to here for victories outside the territories in order to bring pride, happiness and pride into this occupied territories,” says Kettlun.

And to this accord, Palestinians across the globe, those with interest in football or without, have a similar and growing appreciation for the club.

“I thought it was really cool to have such an established side be part and parcel of the sporting scene in South America. There are only about 11 million of us in the world so to have a club carry our name on the other side of the globe is pretty neat,” says Bassil Mikdadi, a Palestinian football blogger and creator of Footbol Palestine."

"Today, the national team enjoys the technical elegance of the Chileans through the likes of Alexis Norambuena, Jonathan Cantillana and Daniel Kabir Mustafa. Their style of play directly complements the physical strength of the locally based players. This, along with several other factors, has taken Palestine to their current position of 130th in the FIFA World Rankings.

However, CD Palestino’s rise in the global mainstream can largely be attributed to a kit dispute in 2014, which gained instant PR among the many that show camaraderie with the Palestinians. In January 2014, the team walked on to the pitch wearing kits with the No. 1 depicting the 1947 map of Palestine, before the creation of Israel. It drew loud nuances along with appreciation from various parts of the world.

According to a complaint by Patrick Kiblisky, the club president of Chilean club Ñublense: “The figure 1 was replaced by a map of the historic Palestine, before the United Nations resolution of November 20, 1947, which established a Jewish state and an Arab state. This map, which does not take into account the present state of Israel, is a symbol for the Palestinian people. These circumstances mean that its use constitutes a political matter.”

CD Palestino was eventually fined approximately $1,300 by the Chilean FA and was forced to change the design of the jersey.

“It’s impossible to deny that the Tino Tino [Palestino] – as we Chileans call it – is a club like no other in the league. Most of Chilean fans recognize the contributions of Palestinian diaspora in Chile and the historical background that Palestino seek to represent. The majority of the Chilean population supports the Palestinian cause, and because of that I would say, despite the fact that Palestino is not one of the most popular teams in the tournament, their fans are the most respected and supported ones in the Chilean football.

“This respect comes even by fans of their main rivals: the Spanish diaspora’s club Unión Española and the Italian diaspora’s team Audax Italiano. As an example, in the middle of the controversy about replacing the number 1 with the Palestinian map, followers from almost all Primera División participants expressed their support to the club, including fans of Ñublense – club which denounced Palestino, who expressed their disagreement with the demand made by the club’s president, Alex Kiblisky, suggesting that Kiblisky’s Jewish background was determinant in that decision,” says Sebastián

And to the question if Palestino really aims to support the Palestinian cause? According to Roberto: “Yes it does. Specially this last management, they have been very active in our cause, very brave with certain things, and also very patriotic to be daily concern in what is happening on here.”

Though the club accepted the fine and agreed to change the uniform, the message on the club Facebook page was clear. “For us, free Palestine will always be historical Palestine, nothing less.”

It was a clear message from one of the most interesting, politically-charged and unique clubs in world football."
futboll  football  chile  palestino  shuaibahmed  2015  2014  politics  geopolitics  refugees  santiago  sports 
july 2017 by robertogreco
Ciudad Emergente | Laboratorio para el Urbanismo Ciudadano
"CEM es un Laboratorio de Tácticas y Herramientas para el Urbanismo Ciudadano. Buscamos construir colectivamente las ciudades para hacerlas más vivibles."

"Ciudad Emergente es un productor de innovación urbana que busca mejorar la calidad de vida en ciudades en desarrollo a través de la gestión de plataformas de información y proyectos participativos de alto impacto. Fundado en 2011 Ciudad Emergente busca ser el principal Centro Latinoamericano especializado en tácticas urbanas y aplicaciones web que permiten recolectar, difundir, socializar y coordinar información valiosa relativa a la calidad de vida en ciudades y barrios en desarrollo.

Nuestra misión es combinar tácticas de activación ciudadana con herramientas de intercomunicación social 2.0 para identificar, construir, validar y mantener sets de indicadores relevantes y atingentes para toda ‘comunidad emergente’. Ciudad Emergente se dedica a desarrollar, adaptar e implementar instrumentos y servicios análogos y digitales de colaboración cívica que faciliten la comunicación efectiva entre tomadores de decisión y sociedad civil, articulando procesos locales de activismo ciudadano y fortaleciendo el capital social de las comunidades."
urban  urbanism  cities  activism  chile  nyc  santiago  civics  latinamerica  development 
june 2017 by robertogreco
The Future of Cities – Medium
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"Organic Filmmaking and City Re-Imagining

What does “the future of cities” mean? To much of the developing world, it might be as simple as aspiring to having your own toilet, rather than sharing one with over 100 people. To a family in Detroit, it could mean having non-toxic drinking water. For planners and mayors, it’s about a lot of things — sustainability, economy, inclusivity, and resilience. Most of us can hope we can spend a little less time on our commutes to work and a little more time with our families. For a rich white dude up in a 50th floor penthouse, “the future of cities” might mean zipping around in a flying car while a robot jerks you off and a drone delivers your pizza. For many companies, the future of cities is simply about business and money, presented to us as buzzwords like “smart city” and “the city of tomorrow.”

I started shooting the “The Future of a Cities” as a collaboration with the The Nantucket Project, but it really took shape when hundreds of people around the world responded to a scrappy video I made asking for help.

Folks of all ages, from over 75 countries, volunteered their time, thoughts, work, and footage so that I could expand the scope of the piece and connect with more people in more cities. This strategy saved me time and money, but it also clarified the video’s purpose, which inspired me to put more energy into the project in order to get it right. I was reading Jan Gehl, Jane Jacobs, Edward Glaeser, etc. and getting excited about their ideas — after seeing what mattered to the people I met in person and watching contributions from those I didn’t, the video gained focus and perspective.

If I hired a production services outfit to help me film Mumbai, it would actually be a point of professional pride for the employees to deliver the Mumbai they think I want to see. If some young filmmakers offer to show me around their city and shoot with me for a day, we’re operating on another level, and a very different portrait of a city emerges. In the first scenario, my local collaborators get paid and I do my best to squeeze as much work out of the time period paid for as possible. In the second, the crew accepts more responsibility but gains ownership, hopefully leaving the experience feeling more empowered.

Architect and former mayor of Curitiba Jaime Lerner famously said “if you want creativity, take a zero off your budget. If you want sustainability, take off two zeros.” It’s been my experience that this sustainability often goes hand-in-hand with humanity, and part of what I love about working with less resources and money is that it forces you to treat people like human beings. Asking someone to work with less support or equipment, or to contribute more time for less money, requires a mutual understanding between two people. If each person can empathize for the other, it’s been my experience that we’ll feel it in the work — both in the process and on screen.

Organic filmmaking requires you to keep your crew small and your footprint light. You start filming with one idea in mind, but the idea changes each day as elements you could never have anticipated inform the bigger picture. You make adjustments and pursue new storylines. You edit a few scenes, see what’s working and what’s not, then write new scenes. Shoot those, cut them in, then go back and write more. Each part of the process talks to the other. The movie teaches itself to be a better movie. Because organic is complicated, it can be tricky to defend and difficult to scale up, but because it’s cheap and low-resource, it’s easier to experiment. Learning about the self-organizing, living cities that I did on this project informed how we made the video. And looking at poorly planned urban projects reminded me of the broken yet prevailing model for making independent film in the U.S., where so many films are bound to fail — often in a way a filmmaker doesn’t recover from — before they even begin.

Jane Jacobs said that “cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” I’ve worked on videos for companies, for the guy in the penthouse, for nobody in particular, in the developing world, with rich people and poor people, for me, for my friends, and for artists. I’m so thankful for everybody who allowed me to make this film the way we did, and I hope the parallels between filmmaking and city building — where the stakes are so much higher — aren’t lost on anyone trying to make their city a better place. We should all be involved. The most sustainable future is a future that includes us all.

“The Future of Cities” Reading List

(There’s a longer list I discovered recently from Planetizen HERE but these are the ones I got into on this project — I’m excited to read many more)

The Death and Life of American Cities by Jane Jacobs
The Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier by Edward Glaeser
Cities for People and Life Between Buildings by Jan Gehl
The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life by Jonathan Rose(just came out — incredible)
Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time by Jeff Speck
The City of Tomorrow: Sensors, Networks, Hackers, and the Future of Urban Life by Carlo Ratti and Matthew Claudel
Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design by Charles Montgomery
Dream Cities: Seven Urban Ideas That Shape the World by Wade Graham
Connectography: Mapping The Future of Global Civilization by Parag Khanna
Delirious New York by Rem Koolhaas
Low Life and The Other Paris by Luc Sante
A History of Future Cities by Daniel Brook
Streetfight: Handbook for the Urban Revolution by Janette Sadik-Khan and Seth Solomonow
Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action for Long-Term Change by Mike Lydon & Anthony Garcia
Living In The Endless City, edited by Ricky Burdett and Deyan Sudjic

“The Future of Cities” Select Interviewees:
David Hertz & Sky Source
Vicky Chan & Avoid Obvious Architects
Carlo Ratti: Director, MIT Senseable City Lab Founding Partner, Carlo Ratti Associati
Edward Glaeser: Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics, Harvard University Author of The Triumph of the City
Helle Søholt: Founding Parner & CEO, Gehl Architects
Ricky Burdett: Director, LSE Cities/Urban Age
Lauren Lockwood, Chief Digital Officer, City of Boston
Pablo Viejo: Smart Cities Expert & CTO V&V Innovations, Singapore
Matias Echanove & Urbz, Mumbai
Janette Sadik-Khan: Author, Advisor, & Former NYC DOT Commissioner
Abess Makki: CEO, City Insight
Dr. Parag Khanna: Author of Connectography
Stan Gale: CEO of Gale International, Developer of Songdo IBD
Dr. Jockin Arputham: President, Slum Dwellers International
Morton Kabell: Mayor for Technical & Environmental Affairs, Copenhagen
cities  urban  urbanplanning  urbanism  bikes  biking  cars  singapore  nyc  losangeles  janejacobs  jangehl  edwardglaeser  mumbai  tokyo  regulation  jaimelerner  curitiba  nantucketproject  carloratti  vickchan  davidhertz  hellesøholt  rickyburdett  laurenlockwood  pabloviejo  matiasechanove  urbz  janettesadik-khan  abessmakki  paragkhanna  stangale  jockinarputham  slumdwellersinternational  slums  mortonkabell  urbanization  future  planning  oscarboyson  mikelydon  anthonygarcia  danielbrook  lucsante  remkoolhaas  dayansudjic  rickyburdettsethsolomonow  wadegraham  charlesmontgomery  matthewclaudeljeffspeck  jonathanrose  transportation  publictransit  transit  housing  construction  development  local  small  grassroots  technology  internet  web  online  communications  infrastructure  services  copenhagen  sidewalks  pedestrians  sharing  filmmaking  film  video  taipei  seoul  santiago  aukland  songdo  sydney  london  nairobi  venice  shenzhen  2016  sustainability  environment  population  detroit  making  manufacturing  buildings  economics  commutes  commuting 
december 2016 by robertogreco
STGO MAKERSPACE | Makers from the end of the world
"STGO Makerspace is an open space for collaboration, creation, research, experimentation, and development of art, science, and technology projects. We provide members space and access to tools and rapid prototyping machines. It’s also a space for divulgation of knowledge through workshops and collaborative working. We want to stimulate the craziness, the invention, and entrepreneurship. We advocate the use of open technologies in hardware and software, knowledge sharing, and respect for the environment.

Our space is currently under construction and we expect to finish and launch by the end of March. Inside the 350M2 members and residence startups will have access to many of the latest technologies an materials in rapid prototyping such us:

• 3D Printing
• Laser Cutting
• Precision CNC
• Large Bed CNC
• Welding
• Electronics workshop
• Robotics
• Arduino
• Latte, Saws, and all kinds of tool to lose a finger.
• and a Retro Game museum and FREE BEER brewed in house.

The Hack Space is located at Av. Italia 850A inside the building of a former Hat Factory in the heart of Barrio Italia neighborhood in Santiago. An emerging center of Design and Arts."
santiago  chile  makerspaces  tiburciodelacarcova  macarenapola  alejandramustakis  via:lizettegreco 
may 2014 by robertogreco
BLOG – RAD AND HUNGRY: The Low Down – STMT X Chile
"The very mention of South America and my mind begins to race, packed with images – crazy outgoing people that are full of life, memories of new friends made in Argentina and Brazil. The people ooze an intensity, a burning desire for everything and anything. Thanks to our sourcing trip to Chile, South America is now richer and more complex to me. It’s my NYC of South America.

New Yorkers walk with a mission to get to their destination. But the moment you stop someone for directions, they’re friendly and helpful. I’ve lost count the number of times a New Yorker has gone out of their way when they see me struggling with luggage. An elderly Chinese lady half the size of our suitcase, a hipster wearing too-tight jeans and arm candy that rivals Claire’s inventory, a man that looked like he walked out of a GQ photoshoot… And wouldn’t you know, the moment I surfaced from the underground subway stop comin’ from the airport, a Chilean saw me struggling and ran down to help me.

Another similarity to NYC? Santiago’s “Stationery Square” (what we call it!). The massive neighborhood battles the size and glory of Time Square, NYC, but instead of millions of lights and screens advertising broadway shows… it was office supplies. Inflatable glue sticks hanging from the sky the size of the biggest and best Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade balloons, a taller than tall BIC Evolution pencil in the middle of the street that could knock you out, banners the size of jumbotrons advertising office supplies… The noise, the chaos – it blew my mind and made my heart race.

Everywhere you looked, you faced someone hustlin’ office supplies – from the largest office-supply shop in Santiago with 2 locations, to mom-and-pop shops, to couples with a stand in the middle of the street and alleys (original pop-up shop!). I quickly discovered that I needed to speak Chileno in order to get the goods. Left empty handed the first day, but returned the next after a new friend helped me cram. Put to the test – barely speaking enough Chileno to ace it. We hustled, we bargained, we scored.

The first good? Black triangle-shaped pencils sportin’ the cutest lightbulb icon, from a small mom-and-pop shop. A total sucker for a pencil with a cute graphic and the silver light bulb, so shiny. When I spotted the pencil it was instant hi-fivin’. After a few more shops, I started hitting the small stands. A few blocks in, I spotted the notebooks. The colors, the design so young and sweet, the honking big “College” on the cover… love that the notebooks be packin’ an elementary-school vibe!

All that was left was the Mystery Item. Why was it holdin’ out?! We called it a wrap and left Stationery Square only to return 2 days later. Within minutes of returning, we spied the phat pack of labels! So perfect for the STMT X Chile Kit. The colors perfectly match the notebooks, and totally fits the elementary vibe. In school you label everything ‘cause you don’t want to lose anything – now it’s all about keepin’ your rad office supplies on lockdown!

oxxo, Hen"

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radandhungry  chile  santiago  valparaíso  2014 
april 2014 by robertogreco
Biblioteca Nicanor Parra
"La Biblioteca Nicanor Parra es el nuevo espacio para la actividad cultural y académica más destacada de la Universidad Diego Portales. Emplazada en un edificio sustentable, se transforma en un lugar de intercambio de ideas, discusión y encuentro para toda la comunidad. El cine, la literatura, el rock y las artes visuales se abren paso."
chile  libraries  santiago  mathiasklotz  universidaddiegoportales  nicanorparra 
february 2014 by robertogreco
10 Museums to Visit in Santiago Chile - Pepe's Chile
Centro Cultural Palacio la Moneda
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Museo Nacional de Historia Natural
Museo Histórico Nacional
Museo Interactivo Mirador
La Chascona
Museo de San Francisco
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo
Museo de Artes Visuales
chile  santiago  museums 
december 2013 by robertogreco
The Sweep of Nostalgia | Ben Casnocha
"When you call upon dormant memories, you change them in the process. You remember the most recent version of your memory + whatever present lens you’re using at the time of recall. In other words, how I changed since I left shaped how I remembered what I once experienced."

Some months ago, I watched…Nostalgia for the Light. It’s about the astronomy done in the Atacama desert …The film juxtaposes the work of scientists in the desert who look to the sky for answers, with old women just miles away who look to the ground for answers, searching for the bones of relatives assassinated by the Pinochet regime and buried in the desert. The film is about the connection between the past and the future, ground and sky. It’s also about memory.

In the film, director and narrator Patricio Guzman says, “Those who have a memory are able to live in the fragile present moment. Those who have none, don’t live anywhere.”"

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patricioguzmán  atacama  viñadelmar  santiago  bencasnocha  2012  life  living  past  present  mashedpotatoes  edg  srg  glvo  nostalgia  memories  memory  chile  nostalgiadelaluz  nostalgiaforthelight 
april 2012 by robertogreco
Hip Cities That Think About How They Work -
"The story of young people, full of ambition, energy, skill and talent, moving to enticing cities that call to them like a siren’s song is as old as modern civilization. And in a world where national borders are easier to traverse, where more countries are joining the prosperous global middle class and where the cost of a one-way plane ticket is more affordable, young professionals probably have more cities to choose from than ever before.

This survey is not based solely on quality of life, number of trees or the cost of a month’s rent. Instead, we examine some cities that aim to be both smart and well managed, yet have an undeniably hip vibe. Our pick of cities that are, in a phrase, both great and good:

Aukland, Berlin, Barcelona, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Curitiba, Montreal, Santiago, Shanghai, Vilnus"
via:gpe  cities  aukland  newzealand  berlin  germany  barcelona  spain  españa  capetown  southafrica  copenhagen  denmark  curitiba  brasil  montreal  Quebec  canada  santiago  chile  shanghai  china  vilnus  lithuania  planning  urbanplanning  livability  glvo  urban  urbandesign  policy  transit  masstransit  publictransit  sustainability  smartcities  environment  design  brazil 
november 2011 by robertogreco
URBZ | user generated cities
"…facilitates production & exchange of info, knowledge, ideas & practices towards better cities for all.

We organize participatory workshops, designs adaptable structures & develop web tools for urban communities & practitioners.

User-generated Cities!

URBZ believes residents are experts in their neighborhoods. Their everyday experience of places where they live & work constitute essential knowledge for planning & urban development.

For policy-makers, urban planners, architects & real-estate developers, accessing this knowledge is best possible way to enhance quality & impact of their work. Understanding a locality from point of view of those who inhabit it improves the chances of success of a project at several levels:

identifies local stakes & playersopens multiple communication channelsgenerates new ideas & solutions

provides deep assessment of ground-level situationimproves social impact & environmental sustainabilitylifts up image of project & increases support"
design  technology  culture  architecture  cities  urbz  urban  urbanism  urbanplanning  india  mumbai  goa  nyc  santiago  geneva  switzerland  usergenerated  local  sustainability 
september 2011 by robertogreco
David Byrne's Journal: 07.17.11: Santiago, Chile
"The demonstrators are incredibly creative here. They don’t just shout, make speeches and wave banners. One group organized thousands of people to dress as zombies and learn the choreography to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video. The zombie image links to the education system, since they view it as dying and rotten. Here's a zombie/thriller demonstration link:"

"The other things the demonstrators do are what is called a ‘besaton’— a kissing marathon. Here’s a photo set. And they do a jogging thing, where they run circles around the palace."
davidbyrne  santiago  chile  education  protests  2011  bellasartes  biking  bikes  walking  cities  jorgealessandri  conchalí  centroculturalgabrielamistral 
august 2011 by robertogreco
Versus | Duro debate por el futuro crecimiento de Santiago - Emol TV
"El destacado arquitecto Mathias Klotz y el Intendente de Santiago, Fernando Echeverria, enfrentan sus puntos ante el nuevo plan regulador que expandirá nuevamente los límites de la Región Metropolitana."
santiago  chile  mathiasklotz  growth  urban  urbanplanning  urbanism  via:javierarbona  poverty  class  money  policy  politics  development  housing 
may 2011 by robertogreco
Southern Cone Travel: In Honor of Gabriela; Chile Criminalizes Cycling?
"One of the most preposterous proposals I’ve ever heard has just come out of the Chilean Congress: a law to ban bicycles except on designated bicycle lanes. The details aren’t yet clear but, on the face of it, it would appear to criminalize non-motorized two-wheel transportation even on roads like Aisén’s Carretera Austral, which has very little traffic on any kind. Bicycle touring might become illegal, even through the scenic southern lakes region, and companies such as Santiago’s La Bicicleta Verde, which offers bicycle tours of the city, would have to close down unless, of course, authorities create sufficient bicycle lanes to accommodate the capital’s roughly 600,000 active cyclists. At present, there are 250 km of bike paths for a city of six million residents…"
santiago  chile  bikes  biking  law  2011 
april 2011 by robertogreco
Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral - Wikipedia
"El Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral (ex Edificio Diego Portales) es un complejo urbano ubicado en Santiago de Chile, construido a partir de diciembre de 1971 e inaugurado el 3 de abril de 1972. Consta del edificio propiamente tal y de un centro de convenciones de 13.300 m². Se ubica en la Alameda del Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins junto a la estación Universidad Católica del Metro de Santiago."
santiago  chile  edificiodiegoportales  architecture  centroculturalgabrielamistral  tovisit 
april 2011 by robertogreco
Public Sky / Diller Scofidio + Renfro | Plataforma Arquitectura
"Hemos dado amplia cobertura a SCL2110, evento que se está desarrollando en Chile y que ha sido capaz de aglutinar propuestas de grandes nombres de la arquitectura internacional como Vito Acconci, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Bernard Tschumi o LOTEK entre otros.

Hemos visto algunas de sus propuestas para nuestras ciudades, y ahora, cerca del cierre de este evento les presentamos la propuesta para Santiago que realizó Diller Scofidio + Renfro."
chile  dillerscofidio  design  architecture  santiago  2010  scl2110  publicsky  diller+scofidio 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Safe Agua: Change Observer: Design Observer
"The first collaboration between Designmatters and Chile’s Un Techo para mi País creates fresh ideas for water usage in a Santiago slum."
chile  santiago  ciudadescallampas  slums  design  designobserver  social  untechoparamipaís  water  activism  accd  designmatters 
november 2010 by robertogreco
¿Cuánto le falta al Transantiago?
"Ahora puedes saber cuánto falta para que llegue el bus que estás esperando, directamente en tu iPhone o teléfono con Android."
iphone  android  transit  transportation  applications  santiago  transantiago  chile  buses  ios 
september 2010 by robertogreco
YouTube - Chile Estyle (ESP SUBS)
"El primer documental del Street Art Chileno. La historia y el presente de una tradición única en el mundo."
chile  chileestyle  pabloaravena  valparaíso  santiago  graffiti  streetart  film  documentary  history  urban 
april 2010 by robertogreco
Estilo chileno callejero | Blog - Paula
"En 2007 Pablo estuvo en Chile...Fue ahí cuando se dio cuenta de que la escena del graffiti chileno era mucho más potente de lo que pensaba. “Yo estaba afuera y no sabía lo que estaba pasando en Chile”, dice. Ahí comenzó a conocer a gente que pintaba. Cuenta que lo que terminó de convencerlo fue haber leído el libro Street Art Chile, del experto en historia del arte Rodney Palmer. En él, Palmer ahonda en el tema del muralismo y el arte callejero en Chile haciendo una relación entre los murales del mexicano Siqueiros, que estuvo en Chile pintando en los años 40, la pintura de las brigadas políticas de la década del 60 y los actuales graffitis que vemos por toda la ciudad. “Yo creo que la tesis de la película es que en Chile hay una tradición única en el mundo que tiene que ver con una influencia directa del muralismo mexicano. El graffiti de los jóvenes de ahora ha ido un poco recuperando ese idioma y tirándolo para delante pero ahora con bombas de spray”
chile  art  film  santiago  valparaíso  streetart  graffiti  documentarypabloaravena  bansky  chileestyle  rodneypalmer 
april 2010 by robertogreco
CIPER Chile » Blog Archive » Los vínculos de Piñera con las empresas de los edificios dañados: Los hombres del Presidente
"A Carlos Alberto Délano, José Cox y el intendente de Santiago, Fernando Echeverría, los unen, entre otras cosas, el terremoto y Sebastián Piñera. Los tres tienen participación en empresas cuyos edificios han resultado seriamente dañados y todos han hecho negocios inmobiliarios con Sebastián Piñera. El Mandatario también tiene participación accionaria en una de las empresas que hoy enfrenta problemas por un edificio en calle Amunategui. Estos son algunos de los cabos de la red que liga a los empresarios “terremoteados” con el actual Presidente."
chile  sebastiánpiñera  oligarchy  corruption  politics  influence  safety  santiago  earthquakes 
march 2010 by robertogreco
CIPER Chile » Blog Archive » Estas son las constructoras e inmobiliarias de los edificios más dañados en Santiago
"En todo Chile son miles las familias que han quedado a la intemperie. No todas pueden culpar a la naturaleza. Porque al horror que emergió con el terremoto y el posterior tsunami, no son pocos los que hoy deben agregar la ira por haber quedado sin casa a causa de una construcción con serias deficiencias. Tras una recopilación de datos en todas las comunas del Gran Santiago, CIPER confirmó en terreno 23 edificios residenciales con daños severos y que ponen en riesgo a sus moradores. La mayoría de estos inmuebles ya fueron evacuados y varios ya cuentan con decreto de inhabitabilidad. Mientras sus propietarios se preparan para una larga batalla legal contra los responsables de haber edificado y comercializado estos inmuebles con errores que expertos y los tribunales deberán dilucidar, CIPER presenta la nómina de las constructoras e inmobiliarias involucradas y los socios que participan en estas empresas."
2010  chile  santiago  construction 
march 2010 by robertogreco
Chile: Santiago contará con una nueva línea de Metro - FayerWayer
"Esta mañana la Presidenta Michelle Bachelet anunció la construcción de una nueva línea de Metro para la capital, correspondiendo a la futura Línea 6 de Metro y que recorrerá un total de 14,8 kilómetros (pasará por 8 comunas de la capital)."
chile  transportation  publictransit  santiago  linea6  metro  subways 
december 2009 by robertogreco
YouTube - Linea 3 del Metro de Santiago
"Imágenes de la Linea 3 del Metro de Santiago, emitidas por el programa Plaza Italia de Canal 13 Cable en 2004."
chile  santiago  metro  subway  2004  linea3 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Google Maps añade capa de tránsito para transporte público - FayerWayer
"Google Maps ha añadido una capa de tránsito para transporte público a los mapas de algunas ciudades. Ahora es posible ver vistas de las rutas de autobús, tren, y líneas de metro.

Este servicio solo está disponible en 59 ciudades del mundo, incluyendo ubicaciones importantes como Brasil, México, Chile y Venezuela."
maps  mapping  googlemaps  chile  santiago  metro  transit  publictransit 
january 2009 by robertogreco
BIP Computers / Alberto Mozó » Plataforma Arquitectura
"Este Edificio de Oficinas se levanta entre dos casas antiguas (1936), que fueron refaccionadas y que no están protegidas por alguna ley de conservación histórica. El proyecto mantuvo el 80% de lo antiguamente edificado y de la superficie total construida de 1174 m2 que incluye el edificio, estas casas representan el 44%. El conjunto ocupa un sitio que permite construir un edificio de 12 pisos y esto determina un alto valor del suelo, a su vez desprecia el valor de cualquier construcción que no lleve esa altura."

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santiago  chile  architecture  design  green  sustainability 
december 2008 by robertogreco
El - El periódico líder de noticias en Chile [via:]
"El alcalde de Providencia Cristián Labbé (UDI) advirtió que su municipio adoptará las medidas adecuadas para evitar que su comuna sea transformada en sitio de encuentro preferido de las tribus urbanas de la Región Metropolitana

"¡No voy a permitir que se tomen los parques de Providencia!", dijo molesto con el centenar de adolescentes de ambos sexos que realizan verdaderas bacanales al aire libre los fines de semana en los prados de la ribera sur del río Mapocho."
chile  youth  teens  ponceo  law  santiago  providencia 
september 2008 by robertogreco
Marginal Revolution: Chile impressions
It's interesting to read Tyler Cowen's impressions, but I think some of the commenters have a much better grasp of the problems Chile is facing and the lack of progress for the majority of Chileans during the over-hyped Chicago Boys years. Their programs are too often used as examples for other parts of the world without giving them a thorough evaluation.
tylercowen  chile  economics  change  politics  latinamerica  religion  food  santiago 
august 2008 by robertogreco - Buscador de propiedades en venta y arriendo sobre Google Maps
"Tugar es un servicio que agrega propiedades en arriendo y venta de diversas fuentes, y las despliega sobre un mapa para que puedas encontrarlas fácilmente. Como debería ser. * MapaBusca casas o departamentos por área geográfica, ya sea una comuna, un barrio, o una intersección de calle. * MapaFíltra tu búsqueda de manera simultánea por precio o por superficie construída. * MapaObtén vía RSS o recibe en tu mail las últimas propiedades agregadas, acotadas a un rango de área específico."
chile  apartments  housing  maps  mapping  santiago  search  viñadelmar  valparaíso  property 
august 2008 by robertogreco
House on the road to Farellones / Max Nuñez & Bernardo Valdes | Arch Daily
"The design proceeds from the particularities of the terrain, its slope, its vegetation, its views and the requirements of the client, a single man who permitted the architects to redefine the program of a single-family house and to turn it into a single-
architecture  design  homes  chile  santiago 
june 2008 by robertogreco
CHIP - The Chile Information Project. News, Culture, Travel and Entertainment in Chile.
"CHIP is a comprehensive and ongoing effort to provide English speakers with the most accurate information about Chile. Through the help of journalists, professors and university interns passionate about Chile, we have developed an authoritative resource
chile  guides  santiago 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Archinect : News : Royal de Luxe Giant Puppets in Santiago
"Royal de Luxe put on another spectacular street performance about a "little" girl (6m tall!) that sets about to capture a Rhino"
art  chile  santiago  public  puppets 
march 2007 by robertogreco

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