· January, 2008

Stories about Hiper-Barrio from January, 2008

The Paniagua Band

  30 January 2008

One thing you'll notice immediately if you visit the outlying community of La Loma in Medellín, Colombia is that nearly the entire community has the same three or four last names. One of the most common is "Paniagua" - the mythical origin of which is explained in the above video by blogger and talented musician Dneiber Sady.

Rayones by Jorge Jurado

  30 January 2008

Vandalism or a legitimate form of cultural expression? Is tagging a form of visual contamination or does the writing on the wall tell us something more about the communities we live in? Jorge Jurado meditates on the significance and motivation behind the words on the walls in La Loma, Medellin, Colombia.

Review of Rising Voices Projects

  12 January 2008

We have witnessed an incredibly sense of community take place among the participants of each of the first five Rising Voices projects. They have become more than just bloggers. In fact, through their weblogs, they have become much better friends. Over the next six months hopefully those friendships will extend from one project to the next, over borders, differing cultures and languages.