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"Diseñado por el arquitecto Giocondo Favero, italiano nacido en Castelfranco que llega a Chile en 1889, y financiado por el comerciante italiano Mauricio Schiavetti, este Inmueble de Conservación Histórica fue construido en 1912 a los pies del Cerro Florida con el propósito de dar solución a las problemáticas habitacionales de la clase obrera tras el terremoto de 1906.

Emplazado en el punto de encuentro de las calles Buenos Aires y Lastra, este bloque de 43 apartamentos repartidos en 6 pisos fue recientemente remodelado con una inversión de $92 millones, financiados a través del Programa de Protección al Patrimonio Familiar del plan de Reconstrucción del Ministerio de Vivienda y Urbanismo.

Hace algunos años, la Escuela de Arquitectura y Diseño de la PUCV realizó un interesante estudio sobre el Colectivo Favero, sus orígenes y razones emplazamiento. Este material, acompañado de antiguas imágenes, croquis, planimetrías y análisis arquitectónicos, está disponible en los siguientes enlaces:,_C%C2%B0_Florida,_Valparaiso,_Valpara%C3%ADso "
chile  valparaíso  architecture  family  giocondofavero  mauricioschiavetti  cerroflorida 
8 weeks ago by robertogreco
The Back Page » Photograph Magazine: July/August 2017
"We asked Teju Cole to tell us about a picture that means something to him, and why. The exhibition Teju Cole: Blind Spot and Black Paper is on view at Steven Kasher Gallery through August 11. Cole is the photography critic for The New York Times Magazine, and his fourth volume, Blind Spot, was recently published by Random House.

It takes your breath away. You have entered the marvelous. The photographer is Sergio Larraín, and the photograph is Passage Bavestrello, Valparaíso, Chile, 1952. Two girls in crisp afternoon light, seen from behind, each in a pale-colored dress, each with a bob haircut, each holding a single bottle. An image on the verge of impossibility.

One version of the story is that Larraín had seen a girl carrying a bottle, perhaps on some errand, and had asked her to pause. As he set up his shot, a second girl walked into the frame. He would later say it was the first of his magic images.

Larraín’s subjects were common: sailors, dogs, children, vagrants, prostitutes: anyone who walked the steep sinuous streets of Valparaíso could be slotted into his pictures and look as though he’d placed them there. His geometries were as precise as Cartier-Bresson’s. Like Robert Frank, he was preternaturally attuned to dream states. “A good image is created by a state of grace,” he wrote. “Grace expresses itself when it has been freed from conventions, free like a child in his early discovery of reality. The game is then to organize the rectangle.”

Larraín dropped out of the game early. In the early 70s, he drifted away from Magnum and reportage and took on a life of reclusive meditation. He was a figure of legend by the time he died in 2012. The photographs he left behind are astonishments, none more so than Passage Bavestrello."
tejucole  sergiolarraín  valparaíso  chile  photography  2017  1952 
july 2017 by robertogreco
Elías Figueroa - Wikipedia
"Elías Ricardo Figueroa Brander (born 25 October 1946 in Valparaíso) is a Chilean former football player. He is widely regarded by several pundits as his Chile's greatest footballer of all time, as well as one of the greatest defenders of all time.

Figueroa played for several clubs during his long career, notably his hometown club Santiago Wanderers, Brazilian club Internacional and Uruguayan club Peñarol. He also represented Chile 47 times, appearing in three FIFA World Cups, in 1966, 1974, and 1982.

Figueroa was noted for his elegant style of play, his composure in the centre of defense and his ability to cut out opposition attacks and immediately launch counterattacks from the back with his passing. He was also praised throughout his career for being a gentleman on and off the pitch. He was twice awarded the Bola de Ouro, the Brazilian Player of the year award whilst playing for Internacional in 1972 and 1976. He was also awarded the South American Footballer of the Year three times in a row by Venezuelan newspaper El Mundo in 1974, 1975 and 1976. He was named Best Player in Uruguay in 1967 and 1968, and Best Player in Chile in 1977 and 1978. After retiring, he was named one of the world's 125 best living soccer players by Pelé in 2004, and was also voted 8th best South American and 37th best player in the world of the 20th Century by the IFFHS in 1999."

"Shortly after his time in Brazil, Figueroa returned to his homeland in 1977, joining Palestino, with whom he won the Chilean National Championship in 1977 and 1978, also being named the Best Player in Chile in both of those seasons. Like many prominent ageing figures in world football at the time, in 1981 he went to the United States, where he played in the North American Soccer League for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Finally, he returned to Chile once again later that year, transferring to Colo-Colo in Santiago, where he ended his career. In 1982, after a 20-year career, he officially retired from professional football. In total he amassed an impressive 22 titles."

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elíasfigueroa  futbol  football  soccer  sports  valparaíso  chile  santiagowanderers  palestino  nasl  colo-colo  peñarol  defenders 
july 2017 by robertogreco
Joe Vasconcellos – La joya del pacifico - YouTube
"Eres un arco iris de múltiples colores
tu Valparaíso puerto principal
tus mujeres son blancas margaritas
todas ellas arrancadas de tu mar
Al mirarte de Playa Ancha lindo puerto
allí se ven las naves al salir y al entrar
el marino te canta esta canción
yo sin ti no vivo puerto de mi amor
Del Cerro Los Placeres yo me pase al Barón
me vine al cordillera en busca de tu amor
te fuiste al Cerro Alegre y yo siempre detrás
porteña buena moza no me hagas sufrir mas
la plaza de la victoria es un centro social
o Avenida Pedro Montt como tú no hay otra igual
mas yo quisiera cantarte con todito el corazón
torpedera de mi ensueño Valparaíso de mi amor
En mis primeros años yo quise descubrir
la historia de tus cerros jugando al volantín
como las mariposas que vuelan entre las rosas
yo recorrí tus cerros hasta el ultimo confín
Yo me aleje de ti puerto querido
y al retornar de nuevo te vuelvo a contemplar
la Joya del Pacifico te llaman los marinos
y yo te llamo encanto como Viña del Mar
Del Cerro Los Placeres... (repite coro)
Con todo mi corazón...hasta el ultimo confín
con todo mi corazón...yo te vengo a contemplar
con todo mi corazón...Valparaíso de mi amor
con todo mi corazón...como tu no hay otra igual
con todo mi corazón...Valparaíso de mi amor,
con todo mi corazón...Valparaíso de mi amor!"

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Lucho Barrios (2007)
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music  songs  valparaíso  viñadelmar  joevasconcelos  víctoracosta  lázarosalgado  chile  titofernández  luchobarrios  jogefarias  palmeniapizarro 
july 2017 by robertogreco
Valparaiso • Sergio Larrain • Magnum Photos
"The experimental Chilean photographer's iconic depictions of his homeland in the 1960s offer intimate insights into the artist’s inner life"

[See also: "Sergio Larrain obituary: Experimental Chilean photographer whose short career resulted in a string of inspirational images"

"Although he was photographically active for scarcely more than a decade and was the author of just four books (all of them now collectors' items), the stature and reputation of the Chilean photographer Sergio Larrain, who has died aged 80, continued to grow after he withdrew from the vibrant European world of street photography to live in a meditational retreat.

Born into a professional family in Santiago (his father was an architect), he began by studying music. At the age of 18, he went to the US and studied forestry at the University of California, Berkeley, before transferring to Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1954. He also travelled through Europe and the Middle East, taking a camera. When he returned home, he began freelancing for the Brazilian magazine O Cruzeiro with a heart-searing series on street children living on the banks of the Rio Mapuche. The Museum of Modern Art in New York acquired two images for its collection in 1956.

In 1958 Larrain obtained a grant from the British Council to undertake an eight-month reportage project on British cities. The book that resulted focused on London, with the swinging 60s just around the corner, capturing the ebb and flow of crowds on the streets and transport system. The work so impressed Henri Cartier-Bresson that he invited Larrain to join the Magnum agency that he had co-founded in 1948, with "Chim" Seymour, George Rodger and Robert Capa.

Larrain joined as an associate in 1959 and was set a mission impossible: to photograph the mafia boss Giuseppe Russo, wanted for multiple murder by Interpol. Larrain took the task seriously and spent months researching and photographing from Rome to Sicily, where he finally located Russo in Caltanissetta. He then spent a fortnight winning the trust of Russo's bodyguards before passing off his 35mm Leica as an artistic tourist's toy. The pictures of Russo were published in Life in the US and Paris Match in France, before being syndicated globally. In 1961 Larrain became a full member of the world's most famous photographic agency.

In 1963 he published El Rectángulo en la Mano (Rectangle in Hand). In 1966 Una Casa en la Arena (A House in the Sand) appeared, about Pablo Neruda's house on Isla Negra, with a text by the poet. Neruda also supplied the text for perhaps Larrain's most famous book, Valparaiso (1991), containing a striking image of two little girls running down a flight of stone steps, their white frocks and rectangular bobbed haircuts a microcosm of the stark geometry of black shadows and noonday sun.

Larrain recalled taking it "in a state of peace and utter serenity, just pursuing what at the time interested me most. Then, as if from nowhere, first one little girl appeared, shortly joined by another. It was more than perfect, it was a magical image." Agnes Sire, for 20 years desk editor of Magnum (Paris), described it as taken in "not so much a decisive moment as in the state of spirit that he called a state of grace".

Larrain was endlessly experimental. One afternoon in the 1950s, he was taking photographs outside Notre Dame in Paris and captured scenes between a couple which he only noticed when he developed the film. This provided the inspiration for Julio Cortázar's extraordinary 1959 story The Devil's Drool, which in turn was the basis for Michelangelo Antonioni's 1966 film Blow-Up.

In 1968 Editions Rencontre published Chile, in which all but two of the pictures are Larrain's. It is the only book to use his work as illustration, rather than art. The rest of the books issued under his name, published throughout the 1990s primarily as exhibition catalogues, are reprises or re-edits of earlier ones. In 1999 the Valencia Institute of Modern Art held a Larrain retrospective which led to a huge resurgence of interest. This was something Larrain loathed, for by then he had chosen to find his state of grace through meditation.

In 1972 he had met the Bolivian mystic Oscar Ichazo and abandoned photography to study oriental religions, calligraphy and painting, and to practise and teach yoga. First at Ovalle, then moving still further and higher into the mountains to Tulahuén, Larrain led an increasingly isolated life – except in one sense. He became a copious letter-writer. John Morris, the former Magnum bureau chief, described his letters as "all ruminations on the sad state of the world and appeals to me to take action to improve it"."]
chile  photography  valparaíso  1950s  sergiolarraín  magnum  giusepperusso  islanegra  pabloneruda  juliocortázar  henricartier-bresson  robertcapa  georgerodger  chimseymour 
january 2017 by robertogreco
Radical Pedagogies: School and Institute of Architecture of Valparaíso (1952-1972) | ArchDaily
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"Starting in 1952, the Architecture School at Valparaiso offered simultaneously an elaboration of the intellectual project of modernity and a response to modern architecture as it had been institutionalized in Latin America. Led by Chilean architect Alberto Cruz and Argentinean poet Godofredo Iommi, its pedagogy bypassed architectural sources and turned to a wider set of references from the avant-garde in a quest for the “absolutely modern.”

As an alternative to studios of other Chilean schools that linked technical modernization and a utopian social program with the language of the modern movement, the Architecture School at Valparaiso concentrated on the “plastic aspects” of architecture. Exercises combined these explorations with an interest in the “lived” experience of the city. The city was initially analyzed as a set of formal relations discovered through direct observation and experience, dismissing the social analyses developed by other ramifications of modern architecture. The School’s agenda responded to those who focused on the heteronymous realm outside the forms of architecture, concentrating instead in the autonomy of its language.

The exploration of language—specifically as it was performed by poetry—was the medium chosen by the School to develop a creative inquiry into the “lived” experience of the city’s spaces. The so-called “poetic act,” and later the “phalene,” unfolded this exploration: Oscillating between public recitations and collective artistic performances—introducing games, celebratory garments, and commonly leading to the production of a material artistic work—phalenes instilled actions and spaces with unexpected qualities. Sites were understood as playing fields in which movements and formal strategies were disengaged from any goal beyond them. Such an approach to architecture was thought to load spaces with meaning and to open them to the production of new subjectivities while remaining completely disengaged from material conditions and historical contingencies. Different types of drifts or travesias extended this poetic appropriation of spaces throughout extended territories. The pan-American journey Amereida, in 1965, was the first of these trips. Envisioned as an American phalene, it aimed to provide a landmark for a symbolic re-origination of the continent, appealing to a mythical chronology rather than to any historical project.

These activities questioned the transformative impetus of modern architecture and any “instrumentalization” of architecture as a historical agent. More explicitly, the School rejected modern architecture’s impetus to “change the world,” turning instead to the “change of life” that they understood was allowed by poetry.

This pursuit led the School to engage in activities that destabilized pedagogical structures, obliterating the boundaries between learning, working, and living in what was offered as a new “erotic” character for the university. To defend such pursuit and against the constraints of the University authorities, students and faculty overtook the School in 1967. Their protests resonated with some of the concerns that shook educational institutions both in Chile and globally one year later, though the School quickly set itself apart from the political character of the 1968 revolts and their revolutionary emphasis on the future.

This anti-institutional search for autonomy was consolidated with the foundation of Open City in 1971. Built together by students and faculty, Open City still hosts some of the School’s exercises and allows a number professors and researchers to live there. The buildings of the Open City cannot be understood as abstract explorations, nor are they engaged with their historical context. In them, the members of the School aimed to find a project for architecture outside the instrumentalizing tendency of the modern world, engaging in an exploration of their own life in its relation to new forms of architectural expression. As such, the project of the School remained a radical way of teaching and inhabiting modernity, detached from any friction with the tumultuous events hitting Chile in the years after its foundation."
chile  education  architecture  pucv  ead  valparaíso  godofredoiommi  albertocruz  pedagogy  design  ciudadabierta  opencity  ritoque  beatrizcolomina  amereida 
october 2015 by robertogreco
... a Valparaíso on Vimeo
"A film essay about Valparaíso.
Directed by: Joris Ivens
Script: Chris Marker
Cinematographers: Georges Strouvé, Patricio Guzmán
Music by: Gustavo Becerra
Produced by: Argos Films / Universidad de Chile.
Spanish subtitles by Ricardo Greene

Dirigido por el documentalista holandés Joris Ivens, con guión de Chris Marker y con la participación de Patricio Guzmán y Georges Strouvé en asistencia de cámara, este documental ofrece una 'sinfonía urbana' hermosa y políticamente comprometida del puerto de Valparaiso.
Ivens nos introduce en el singular paisaje de un lugar que habita con un pie en el cerro y otro en el mar; y entre un pasado de glorias y un presente de deterioro y carencias. Con perfecto ritmo visual, nos presenta no la imagen-postal de la ciudad sino sus contradicciones y singularidades, indagando así en la vida cotidiana de sus habitantes y ofreciendo finalmente un panorama complejo y diverso sobre la vida en el puerto.

Subtítulos en español por Ricardo Greene."
chile  valparaíso  chrismarker  jorisivens  patricioguzmán  georgesstrouvé  film  documentary 
april 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
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"María Fernanda
clase media
tomo té
tengo un perro
tengo gatos
uso el computador
veo Facebook
tengo un cactus
leo libros
bajo música
la cargo en mi iphone
salgo a la calle
camino al ritmo de la música
nadie cacha que estoy escuchando canciones de películas
es chistoso."

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"tengo 18 años
voy a entrar a la universidad

se aleja la adolescencia

cada vez hay menos formas de justificar las vacilaciones
la bipolaridad
lo pendeja
llegó la universidad
arquitectura en la católica
(el domingo entregan los resultados, pero estoy segura de que quedé, no pedían tanto)

es difícil decidir qué estudiar, yo postulé a arquitectura pero también quería estudiar periodismo (puede que a simple vista no se parezcan mucho, pero es la misma razón la que me mueve por ambos)

¿qué voy a hacer entre el agorex, el cartonero y las maquetas con esta llama que me mueve a la escritura? porque me gusta mucho escribir, me gusta expresarme de esta forma.

¿qué va a ser de mi futuro como arquitecta?
tengo 18 años
la gente espera mucho de mi vida
y de la maría fernanda
y que se vuelve aquitecta
que se vuelve adulta
que se vuelve
se transforma
la vida lo pide
le quita los berrinches
la hace aguantarse los llanto
ahora la maría fernanda
la maría fernanda arquitecta, adulta

no puedo seguir, porque no sé qué pasará, en verdad sólo espero que sea divertido y que me apasione así como lo siento desde aquí: el fin del cuarto medio y el declive de la adolescencia."

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blogs  chile  valparaíso  youth  design  tea  pets  animals  dogs  cats  socialmedia  identity  whatwedo  howwelearn 
april 2014 by robertogreco
Taylor & Francis Online :: Prisoners of Ritoque: The Open City and the Ritoque Concentration Camp - Journal of Architectural Education - Volume 66, Issue 1
"In the early 1970s, a school of architecture and a concentration camp appeared at the Ritoque beach, just north of Valparaíso, Chile. Situated three miles apart, they never acknowledged each other's presence. Nonetheless, their occupants formed communities that used a similar repertoire of games, events, and performances to create real and imaginary spaces. Faculty at the school deployed these activities to form a utopian enclave, freeing students and themselves from the strictures of normative education and practice, while limiting their political agency. In contrast, the prisoners of the camp transformed their enforced isolation into active political resistance."

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ritoque  opencity  ciudadabierta  concon  chile  valparaíso  pinochet  prisoners  concentrationcamps  dictatorship  architecture  anamaríaleón  viñadelmar  history  ead  pucv  amereida 
march 2014 by robertogreco
Archizoom: Open City
"“Open city: Thinking while building” is an exhibition produced by Epfl (Lausanne) with the School of Architecture and Design at the Catholic University of Valparaíso, Chile."

"Since its creation in the 1950s, the Chilean school Escuela de Arquitectura y Diseño, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso favours community-based learning, cultivates experimentation at the 1:1 scale, and dedicates itself to promoting artisanal building techniques.

The founders of the school of Valparaíso base their architectural thought on poetry, with the poem Amereida acting as a guide. Poetry expresses and architecture creates. Thinking and building are not two autonomous acts that follow one another. There, poetic reflection and material experimentation meld.

Ephemeral construction is also one of the approaches taught by the university. Architecture is not imposed on its users and will last only if its users accept it, thus remaining open to appropriation and transformation. At the community’s service, these architectural works arising from poetic interpretation are first and foremost the fruit of a collective endeavour.

Every ten years, the Valparaiso school organises an event in which it presents its curriculum and specific approach. There have been six exhibitions since its creation, the first of which centred on history and memories of the school. The latest one celebrated the school’s sixty years and moved away from such focuses, instead concentrating on consolidating links between Latin America and other continents. Titled “World, the relationship with the others”, it adopted as its guide such terms as “openness” and “hospitality”.

To understand these reflections, a taller (“workshop” in spanish) lasting two weeks is organised for Swiss and Chilean students by the Epfl in collaboration with Pucv and the Eth in Zurich. The exhibition will present installations and ephemeral constructions created during this exchange to the public."

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"Open City" by Alastair R. Noble (.pdf) ]
opencity  amereida  valparaíso  chile  architecture  design  pucv  ead  cazuzegers  2013  2010  2012  ciudadabierta 
march 2014 by robertogreco
Chile cool: art, music and graffiti in laid-back Valparaíso | Travel | The Guardian
"The Chilean city of Valparaíso is alive with avant-garde culture and vibrant street art. Think mini Berlin by the seaside"
chile  valparaíso  2014  art  culture  streetart  music 
february 2014 by robertogreco
"Festival de Arte Sonoro, Valparaíso, Chile."
sound  events  chile  valparaíso  audio  art  tsonami 
december 2013 by robertogreco
[dispositivo cultural]
"Dispositivo Cultural es una empresa de Valparaíso dedicada a la gestión y realización de proyectos creativos. Se basa en la idea de las Industrias Creativas, utiliza la innovación, las aptitudes y el talento de las personas y las organizaciones para desarrollar la creación, la capacitación y las asesorías en diversas áreas.

Dispositivo Cultural promueve la creatividad y el arte como elemento estratégico y factor clave de innovación en el ámbito empresarial y como facultad que mejora la calidad de vida de las personas.

Creación, Dispositivo Cultural nace al calor de la reflexión y experiencia de sus integrantes quiénes provienen de distintas áreas del quehacer como lo son el arte, la educación y las ciencias sociales. Desde allí hemos construido una mirada común que nos permite dedicarnos a la asesoría en la gestión de proyectos creativos, en infraestructura cultural, en planificación y desarrollo organizacional, diseño, comunicaciones, además de desarrollar proyectos propios o en asociación con terceros.

Dispositivo Cultural está constituido por más de 20 profesionales altamente calificados, con experiencia y trayectoria en producción, docencia y gestión, lo que nos permite aportar a los desafíos actuales y futuros."
chile  valparaíso  creativity  culture 
december 2013 by robertogreco
¿Por qué Chile necesita a Valparaíso? | Plataforma Urbana
"La primera reacción de aquellos más cercanos a las esferas de poder de la capital será, probablemente, que si hacemos una ley especial para Valparaíso otras ciudades también lo exigirán. Es posible que eso suceda, ya que nuestro país tiene diferentes realidades y necesidades que el Estado central no siempre es capaz de asimilar, dado el excesivo nivel de concentración de poder político y económico. Lo que es seguro es que la estructura de financiamiento municipal actual sólo funciona bien para las cinco comunas más ricas del país, todas ellas en Santiago. Valparaíso es paradigmático en este sentido, su nombre es conocido en todos los rincones del mundo sin embargo no tiene posibilidades de construir su propio destino, ¿Por qué no abordar ya el desafío de volver a posicionar la ciudad en el lugar que se merece?, le haría bien a Chile."
chile  valparaíso  cities  money  economics 
may 2011 by robertogreco
Estacionamientos bajo las plazas de Valparaíso y Viña para descongestionar la ciudad | Plataforma Urbana
"Tanto en Valparaíso como en Viña del Mar, la alternativa de los estacionamientos subterráneos parece ser una medida que mitiga el problema de todos los veranos: la congestión debido a la alta alfuencia de turistas. Desde 2010 se viene gestando un plan de remodelación de la Avenida Valparaíso y de incorporación de estacionamientos subterráneos a la ciudad.

Con fecha tentativa para el inicio de construcciones durante este primer semestre, sería la Plaza Sucre el lugar elegido para instalar un estacionamiento subterráneo con dos niveles y  cerca de 490 cupos. También se mejoraría el entorno público de la plaza, con espacio para locales comerciales."
viñadelmar  valparaíso  chile  parking  cars  plazas  architecture  design  planning  urban  urbanism  urbanplanning 
march 2011 by robertogreco
Valparaiso Cerro Abajo Urban Downhill Race - Mountain Biking Videos - Vital MTB
"Riders from all over the globe traveled to Valparaiso, Chile to partake in one of the craziest urban downhill races on the planet."
chile  valparaíso  bikes  biking  cerroabajo  downhill  urban  2010 
february 2011 by robertogreco
YouTube - valparaiso polc 2011 gopro HD
Qualifying run for Valparaiso Cerro Abajo Urban Downhill Race 2011
chile  valparaíso  bikes  biking  downhill  2011  urban  cerroabajo 
february 2011 by robertogreco
Ascensores de Valparaíso: La propuesta de LOT-EK para el tricentenario | Plataforma Urbana
"La oficina de arquitectura y diseño urbano Neoyorkina LOT-EK presenta una propuesta para los Ascensores de Valparaíso, en el marco de SCL2110, proyecto que reunió a destacadas oficinas internacionales con el fin de que propusieran distintas ideas para Santiago y Valparaíso con miras al tricentenario. La propuesta de LOT-EK, así como los otros trabajos presentados en SCL210, invita a reflexionar y soñar cómo nos gustaría que fueran nuestras ciudades en 100 años más."
lot-ek  chile  valparaíso  architecture  ascensores  design 
october 2010 by robertogreco
Mapped historical photos, film, and audio | SepiaTown
"SepiaTown lets you view and share thousands of mapped historical images from around the globe. Search the map to view images or...

We welcome historical images from collections of all sizes, from libraries and historical societies to individuals with a boxful of cool old photos."
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october 2010 by robertogreco
Ex Cárcel de Valparaíso — Fotoreportaje [via:]
"Lograr deter­mi­nar el real valor social de la ex-Cárcel de Val­pa­raíso ubi­cada en el Cerro Cár­cel de la misma comuna sería un intere­sante tema de estu­dio. Desde la enu­me­ra­ción de enti­da­des socia­les y artís­ti­cas usua­rias (talle­ris­tas y artis­tas que le han dado uso por más de 8 años lidiando con incen­dios y desa­lo­jos) hasta las acti­vi­da­des con­cre­tas que en ella se rea­li­zan. El valor his­tó­rico es inne­ga­ble: Pose­yendo el famoso “Alma­cén de Pól­vora”, una de las cons­truc­cio­nes más anti­guas de la ciu­dad (lugar de pre­si­dio en 1846, prin­ci­pal valor arqui­tec­tó­nico del lugar), fun­cio­nando como Peni­ten­cia­ría de Val­pa­raíso hasta 1994 y habiendo sido lugar de deten­ción de pre­sos polí­ti­cos en la década de los ´70 y ´80 (ver ima­gen 1)."
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august 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
YouTube - Traveltalks - 1937 Chile: Land Of Charm
"James A. Fitzpatrick's Traveltalks: The Voice of the Globe 1937 - Chile: Land of Charm"
chile  travel  valparaíso  viñadelmar  1937 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Valparaíso On Foot Map - National Geographic Traveler
""I love Valparaíso," wrote poet Pablo Neruda, who faced his desk toward the endless Pacific Ocean view. A 2.5-hour drive from Chile's capital, Santiago, the booming port was left to rust after the Panama Canal changed shipping routes in 1914. Today its 264,000 residents cling to the old-world architecture and steep streets of this South American San Francisco. This walk can fill one long day or be quickened by trading the stiffer climbs for scenic rides on the city's iconic funiculars."
travel  chile  valparaíso 
november 2009 by robertogreco
Journeys - In Valparaíso, Chile, Restaurants Reflects a Newly City -
"A meal this good was hard to come by when I first visited Valparaíso, just seven years earlier. Back then, Porteños, as residents are called, made great snacks: fried empanadas stuffed with shrimp and cheese, for example, or the glorious bar dish known as chorrillana, a rock-heavy, grease-slick mess of French fries, sautéed onions, chopped meat and fried egg.

But sit-down meals usually meant stiff service and overcooked meat. I recall smuggling green hot sauce into restaurants to covertly enliven whatever brown dish appeared before me.

Those hot sauce days are over. Unesco made Valparaíso’s historic quarter a World Heritage Site in 2003, and the dining scene has since evolved to match the romantic allure of the city, with its battered cobblestones and crumbling 19th-century mansions."
valparaíso  chile  food  travel 
november 2009 by robertogreco
CRAC Valparaíso
"CRAC, es un centro independiente sin fines de lucro instalado en la ciudad de Valparaíso, Chile. Nuestro principal interés es vincular las prácticas artísticas contemporáneas con la historia de la ciudad y su coyuntura político cultural actual, conformando un centro de residencias para artistas y una plataforma de debate y reflexión."
valparaíso  chile  art  residence  gvlo 
march 2009 by robertogreco
Sendero Bicentenario - Valparaíso
"Esta guía online le servirá para conocer uno de los proyectos más ambiciosos de Fundación Valparaíso el gran Sendero Bicentenario de Valparaíso."
chile  valparaíso  tours  maps  tourism  travel 
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
e.[ad] - Ciudad Abierta de Ritoque
"extensión de 270 hectáreas ubicada a 16 kms. al Norte de Valparaíso, sobre un extenso campo dunario que comprende incluso humedales con una extraordinaria diversidad de flora y fauna. Fundada en 1970 por poetas, filósofos, escultores, pintores, arqui
chile  valparaíso  architecture  design  pucv  viñadelmar 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Wooster Collective: Catching Up With... Pablo Aravena, Director of NEXT: A Primer on Urban Painting
"I had the chance to spend 2 days in Valparaiso the jewel of Chilean cities. This wonderful port city with its 48 hills is covered in murals, pieces and tags. It has a great cultural life, it is really like the Barcelona of Chile."
chile  valparaíso  streetart  graffiti 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Archinect : School Blog Project : University of Toronto (Kelly) : The (not so) Open City
Poetic tales of dunes, bricks and triangulating trusses motivated a search for U of Valpo´s very own design build heaven. The reality of barbed wire and guard dogs (we were technically trespassing) fortified an unplanned landscape of oddly beautiful, unf
chile  architecture  valparaíso  design  photography 
july 2007 by robertogreco

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