ARTICLES OF J.Q. Cooley

A Town without Time

13 Jan, 2016 | J.Q. Cooley

Samaipata’s Fondness for Perpetual RelaxationSamaipata is a town without time. It has a square with enormous sagging willow trees, held upright by jagged, erect palms. A sundial without any shadows. A...

Pop-up Community

28 Oct, 2015 | J.Q. Cooley

The Miniparques of El AltoIt's field trip day. The rare occasion when you and all your classmates get to leave the classroom and explore the world outside to learn from everything other than books and...

La Hora Boliviana

13 Jan, 2016 | J.Q. Cooley

A Meditation on Timeliness in BoliviaI come from a place of harsh deadlines and harsher sentiments on tardiness. School, the workplace, the dating scene: in many North American circles, tardiness is f...

Mennonites? In Bolivia? Mennonites! In Bolivia!

13 Jan, 2016 | J.Q. Cooley

A Reclusive Religious Sect that Avoids the Rest of this Country‘¡Mala gente, mala gente!’ a Bolivian peach vendor shouts at a tall, pug-faced, cocky man trying to buy things from her whilst speaking i...

Lo Ocurrido

13 Jan, 2016 | J.Q. Cooley

A Journey Through TimeShe climbs toward the light. The elder cholita drags her legs, weeping willows as heavy as the memory of her grandchildren. Snow dances on Illimani’s three peaks. Another woman a...