Field trip to Moravia
From Garbage to Gardens
Medellin’s dump in Moravia was spontaneously populated during the 60’s. It quickly became Medellin’s most densely populated neighborhood and, with it’s dire living conditions, was considered a national embarrassment.
On the field trip, you’ll see what changes Moravia has seen since then, while you learn about the greenhouse and gardens, the community center, and the ongoing social changes.
Field Trip to Greenbelt EcoGardens in Medellin
Reaping a Social Harvest
Of the hundreds of thousands that fled the Colombian countryside in the 70’s, many ended up living in informal houses in mountains just outside of Medellin.
One of these hillside neighborhood is now the 13 de Noviembre, home to the Greenbelt EcoGardens. On this field trip, you will learn how the EcoGarden project incorporates food production into the city, providing jobs, and allowing schools to establish healthy meal programs.
Field Trip to Manrique
From Chaos to Harmony
Medellín has converted 13 of its water tanks into community centers called UVAs. This field trip will take you to one of them, called la Armonía, in the Manrique neighborhood.
You’ll see how the rapid development of these neighborhoods, and the modification of the water tanks into community centers, has affected the perspectives of the locals. There’s also the chance to eat typical food and interact with a local social project.
Field trip to the Invisible Borders in Medellin
Pathways for life
During times of violence in Medellin, “Invisible Borders” referred to the no-pass zones between neighborhoods that prevented free travel around the city.
On this field trip, we visit a former “Invisible Border”. We discuss the challenges the neighborhood faces, and the projects that are working to improve the infrastructure and quality of life of residents.
Field trip to Ayacucho / La Sierra
Social integration strategies have connected not only territories but also people from different neighborhoods in the city. Metrocable and Tram are part of the mobility and urbanistic development.
In this field trip you will see how urban, artistic and cultural strategies come together to reinforce the sense of belonging in Medellín.