Cultural Development Nodes

Artist: STEALTH.unlimited
Location: Medelliń
Year: 2010
Researcher: Adriana Rios Monsalve

Urban development always lead to changes between the old and new urban areas, urban and rural residents of the integration, facilities and environmental changes and other complex issues like this. Columbia's "cultural development", through the artist's good design, with the government support and funding, bus abandoned in the old district successfully transformed for public places,that they accept and love to the culture of communication.It's really a great to reused the waste.

Throughout all these years, the cultural development node did its job of expanding the reach of the main center and its cultural activities are well attended. There have been a few challenges, including the high temperatures suffered over the past year due to the El Niño phenomenon, and the fact that containers are enclosed structures. On the other hand, the half bus carcass that was open air and integrated with the surroundings was hard to keep secure considering the difficulties associated with a neighborhood like this. Initially, the bus was left open however, it became necessary to fence it off, and at the end it had to be removed from the area entirely. Nowadays the node is as active as it can be, serving as a great place for community to get together and take courses.

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In 1968, the City of Medellin rezoned an area of Moravia district as the city’s garbage dump. It soon became clear that the city was growing faster than expected. When the dump was relocated, the garbage previously deposited remained.

In around 2008, a development plan for the zone was formulated mainly because for so many years, what was once the periphery was now steps away from the heart of the city.

In 2010 Moravia was experiencing a major transformation,so in the midst of Medellin’s transformation, Puente_Lab collective and STEALTH.unlimited, built a semi-temporary structure for cultural development at the edge of Medellin’s old garbage dump.

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