Art

Building the Houses of God

28 Oct, 2015 | Hazel Browne

It seems almost every corner of La Paz is home to a church. An interview with Gastón A. Gallardo, Dean of Architecture at Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, opens my eyes to the history and design behin...

OMB: La Paz Dub, Drum and Bass

05 Oct, 2015 | Anna Keeley

The Music Collective and Label Putting Bolivian Beats on the MapIt was 3 am at digital art collective Oí Más Bass’ club night, La Bass, at Roots Reggae Bar in Sagarnaga, but people weren’t getting tir...

Destination Known: The Letreros of La Paz

05 Oct, 2015 | Anna Keeley

In the windscreen of every minibus and trufi in La Paz sits a handful of letreros indicating geographical locations; simply catch sight of your destination, walk out into the road and climb aboard. T...

Whose Wall Is It Anyway?

05 Oct, 2015 | Celia Dyson

Public Notice: Rubbish Kills. The Pope Is the Antichrist. Evo 2015. What do these three statements have in common? They are all found written on the walls of La Paz – a city whose graffiti stands out...

DANCING INSIDE A BOX

26 Aug, 2015 | Celia Dyson

Creativity within the city’s small spacesThe show “Solos en La Paz” is a series of solo contemporary dance performances organised by Isabel Aillón. It takes place in a small, black, rectangular room i...

THE SPACE BETWEEN

26 Aug, 2015 | Hannah Mills

Concrete poetry and the power of the visual in verseBolivian blogger, journalist and poet Paola Senseve uses space to make her readers question the nature of poetry. Using a form called ‘concrete poet...

MUD SPACES

26 Aug, 2015 | Valeria Wilde

Photos by: Valeria WildeHans Moeller is a German-Bolivian who studied economics and spent part of his life working in the mining industry. Currently, he spends his free time working on astonishing con...

MAPPING CULTURAL SPACES

26 Aug, 2015 | Megan Sunderland

Making Bolivian Culture More AccessibleThe Centro Cultural Torino, located on the upper balcony of Hotel Torino on Socabaya Street, is a small salon with a series of vintage patterned armchairs. The b...

Flaviadas

28 May, 2015 | Emily Cashen

PHOTO: ALEX AYALAStrolling down Avenida Ecuador early on a Saturday evening, you may very well be greeted by the sound of a Bach melody floating on the breeze. Following this symphony will lead you th...

Grafitti

28 May, 2015 | Eliza Wood

PHOTO: ELIZA WOODWhen Martha Cajías' mural entitled "The Kallawga" was vandalised in February, several people took to social media to publicise their outrage. The mural located on La Avenida Sánchez L...

TURNING UP THE TEMPO

27 Apr, 2015 | Jenny Dinwoodie

Bolivia Clásica School of Music helps young musicians take to the international stage  Even before the clarinet had reached his lips, I knew I was about to witness something special. It was his...

LA PAZ LEARNING

27 Apr, 2015 | Emily Cashen

Our intrepid reporter samples various educational opportunities around the city TANGO Following 40 minutes of fervent map-consulting and wrong turns, I finally arrived at Casa Argentina—just six bl...

THE TALE OF THE MISFORTUNATE FOX AND THE MOUNTAIN

24 Feb, 2015 | Sophia Vahdati

Be true of heart, persevere, and all your dreams shall come true.Damsels in distress will eventually be saved by rich, attractive gentlemen.Mother-in-laws are evil by their very nature. PHOTO: MI...

HUANCARANI

24 Dec, 2014 | Jonathan Mccarthy

The women from Huancarani have to traverse four hours of mountain to get to Independencia, the nearest town, where you still can't get hold of a refrigerated soft drink. They don't have a Facebook acc...

SAXOMAN Y LOS CASANOVAS

24 Dec, 2014 | Carlos Sanchez Navas

‘You know that Américo came? He's friends with Superman, Wonder Woman, the Fantastic Four and Iron Man . . . . Saxoman and the Casanovas, that’s my boy, brother.’ Forty-three-year old Américo Esteve...