Urban living

Not the Same Old Song and Dance

07 Dec, 2015 | Anna Grace

The Rise of the Video DJClubs have traditionally been a predominantly auditory experience. With their eyes half-shut, dancers move around dark dance floors with no sensory distractions other than the...

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...

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...

Drinking with Gusto(u)

26 Aug, 2015 | Amalie Holmgaard Mersh

A Nordic Aerie Serving Contemporary Andean SpiritsHis sideburns are almost long enough to dip into the Bolivian beer every time his lips touch the edge of the glass. A light tip of the glass calmly fl...

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 DOGS OF LA TABLADA

26 Aug, 2015 | Celia Dyson

What do the dogs of La Paz have to offer? Besides their talents as road crossers, dustbin foragers and pedestrian schmoozers, for several stall owners in the Max Parades neighbourhood of La Paz, the l...

HOUSE OF THE PEOPLE

26 Aug, 2015 | Walker Adams

Will a new, 30-story government palace make room for Bolivia’s citizens?Inspired by the Tiwanaku, an ancient Andean civilization, Bolivian architects loaded the building’s design with cultural symboli...

MI PLAZA ES TU PLAZA

26 Aug, 2015 | Hannah Mills

Chaos and calm in the most public of placesAs I sat for the first time in Plaza España, reading my book and watching the world go by, I vaguely wondered why so many different people had gathered in th...

UNDER THE SAME SKY

26 Aug, 2015 | Ivan Rodriguez Petkovic

Photos by Ivan Rodriguez PetkovicAll images captured via Instagram using iPhone 5  Every day on planet Earth, people travel to different places, see different things and have unique experiences....

LINES DRAWN IN THE MARKET

26 Aug, 2015 | Walker Adams

The Ins and Outs of a Bazaar RegulationEl Alto's Feria 16 de Julio is an open-air market of 10,000 stalls stuffed with tax-free goods. On market days, Thursdays and Sundays, it is so busy that every i...

CRUISE CONTROL

25 Jul, 2015 | Maxwell Popescu

Is the government’s hi-tech fuel-tracking system worth drivers’ privacy?At a gas station in the working-class neighborhood of San Pedro in La Paz, Diego Castro fuels up his Ford Explorer. Simultaneous...

SWEET SPINNING

25 Jul, 2015 | Laura Chitty

CYCLING FOR ICE CREAMPeople hop on a bike for many reasons, but very few do it to power their business. In Bolivia, small entrepreneurs are cycling away on stationary bikes to make soap, smoothies, co...

Radio, Radio—A Sound Salvation

25 Jul, 2015 | Rebecca Sherlock

Arriving at Radio Atipiri (840 Khz AM) in El Alto, there is a focused silence over the building; everyone is speaking in hushed voices and keeping as quiet as possible. People are broadcasting at this...

JUNK DRAWER OR TREASURE CHEST?

25 Jul, 2015 | 7200.LineaRecta

The Feria 16 de Julio, held in El Alto every Thursday and Sunday, is one of the largest markets in Latin America, if not the world. Less than a single destination, it is more a cluster of neighborhood...

Plotting Spirituality in La Paz

29 Jun, 2015 | Laura chitty

Spirituality comes in many shapes and forms, and that is certainly the case in La Paz. To show off the variety of religious systems found here, we have created a map showing seven of the most intrigui...