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HiperBarrio: Recording Daily Lives And Sharing With The World

On 6th of February the Rising Voices grantee from Colombia HiperBarrio- Convergentes organized a photo workshop in the Public Library Of La Loma. The task for the participants was making a sequence of 15 photos about the territory. Henry El Sucio decided to investigate the sequence and record the use of public space and found out that a group of children were playing in the street. Taking advantage of it he asked them “Where do you play?”. They showed him their proud game sites:

The street is their soccer field. Image by Henry El Sulcio

The street is their soccer field. Image by Henry El Sulcio

Using a handrail in the park without fear. Image by Franky

Using a handrail in the park without fear. Image by Franky


Using a drain near a cliff as a slide. Image by Henry El Sulcio

Using a drain near a cliff as a slide. Image by Henry El Sulcio

Henry asks these questions:

Where is state intervention in this area? Where is the effectiveness of the Board of Management for Community Action in the village have public spaces where children and young people can recreate and play sports?

Catalina Restrepo was stunned to learn that the drivers of the Maya Transport Tax (transportation company that covers the San Cristobal and La Loma) barely get a life as she heard one driver talking:

“Oh yes. I arrived at “La Palma”, keep the car in the parking thing I am coming to my house at 1 am, and I will rise to start again at 4.

She asks whether there could be an alternative timing for them.

bull fightingAngelGoth writes about the bullfighting fair in Medellin:

From the 24th of this month (February 2010) opened the bullfighting at the city of Medellin, which has made a great display of advertising, much more by means of television and local media boasted such characters as the “July” and “port”, important for this event and others, people who only meet a work “to entertain the public” (machine translation)

Viborah at Viper's Garden describes the myth of witches in El Carmen and how it effects the lives of the people living there in present days.

The members of Convergentes decided to record a video greeting for HiperBarrio Ituango members in appreciation of their active contributions in their blogs and engaging in various activities. Here is the video:

The bloggers of Hiperbarrio Ituango are sharing a lot of things in their blog. Roxana at La Belleza Oculta De Ituango (The hidden beauty of Ituango) writes about the gift of love. She shares these beautiful words:

God has given us the gift of love, which should be the center of our lives, our world, our spirit – love is the gift of feeling of life. The problem starts when we begin to care more for the material things and we put aside the essential: the purity of our spirit and our heart. We forget that God's eyes we are all equal and God is not going to ask how much money you have or what size is your house, much less how many cars you have, the look at the purity of your heart but will ask how many people you helped, how many people you gave shelter to, as many people you carry in your car. Love is so important that the great things that have been made have been inspired by love, a family stays strong and united with love, like a company, society and ourselves.

Landscape of Ituango. Image by AngelesItuango

Landscape of Ituango. Image by AngelesItuango

AdrY posts some pictures of the daily life in Ituango. She also talks about the problem of teenage pregnancy in Ituango Municipality.

Blueandtanit shares a video of a Colombian Folk song titled “Foams”, which was performed by the professors Roger and Ali:

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