Santa Fe: A millionaire project built upon the Other

Abdul and his neighbors were squatting on land that belonged to the Airports Authority of India. Only a coconut-tree-lined thoroughfare separated the slum from the entrance to the international terminal. Serving the airport clientele, and encircling Annawadi, were five extravagant hotels: four ornate, marbly megaliths and one sleek blue-glass Hyatt, from the top-floor windows of…

Women and work in Indonesia

Researching women’s access to the labor markets is a never-ending theme that seems to widen in a rhizomatic fashion where any question is followed by more questions that bring us back to the very beginning: which women? What work? What kind of access? Indonesia is the fourth most populous nation in the world after China,…

The PUI Project – Medellin

“Colombia’s Medellin miracle” WashingtonPost.com By Anthony Faiola – Jul 11, 2008 “Medellin Sheds Cocaine Image to Become Cultural Hot Spot” Bloomberg.com By Christopher Bagley – Nov 21, 2012 “Medellin Homicide Rate Tumbles After Mafia Pact” Insightcrime.org by Natalie Southwick – Nov 13, 2013 “Medellin: A city in Metamorphosis” Elpais.com by Jesus Ruiz Manila – Nov 13, 2013 Medellin,…

A different approach to Development

Development should not be seen as a salvation practice from the so-called First World to the Third World. It should not focus on the western discourse of rescuing the poor from the other world maintaining the distance but creating universal rules of salvation and stereotypes around this “other” world. The definition of development should be, as Jan…