Urban living

WAYRA PHAXSI

24 Sep, 2013 | Alexandra Meleán

Voladores sail in the sky, like vessels of the wind, soaring on the breath of Pachamama. Flyers forge a stronger connection with la madre tierra. Kites harmonize intergenerational dissonance, br...

SIMPACHAMAMA - Helping to reduce deforestation in Bolivia, one click at a time

24 Sep, 2013 | Izzy Smith

I played SimPachamama for the first time 4 hours after landing in La Paz. In my zombie-like state, I found the game strangely addictive and continued to play it in a quest to become a better virtua...

CHOLITA FOOTBALL: The Key to Transforming Women's Football in Bolivia?

24 Sep, 2013 | John Downes

When contemplating football in South America, one automatically thinks about those countries steeped in World Cup tradition such as Brazil, Argentina, and even Uruguay. One would be forgiven for ne...

PASANAKU - Saving With the Heart

24 Sep, 2013 | Miranda Slade

Pasanaku devises a game out of saving money. A group of players is formed, made up of family, friends or colleagues. Each member of the group puts in an agreed amount of money each time the group m...

DO NOT PASS GO - Do not collect two hundred bolivianos

24 Sep, 2013 | Sophia Vahdati

Sophia Vahdati visits San Pedro prison to learn that the games of life played by inmates are not all that different to those played on the outside Describing all this now makes...

PINK FLOYD SINFÓNICO

24 Sep, 2013 | Izzy Smith

I sit here writing this review with Dark Side of the Moon pounding through my headphones, inspired by the performance last night. Last night’s show can only be described as incredible; bursting wit...

The tribulations of being tribalised

21 Aug, 2013 | Danielle Carson

There’s something decidedly tribal about them. They are always armed, often with multiple weapons. They wear identically olive-green, seemingly bulletproof uniforms. They act instinctively. Like me...

Carpe Diem: Juggling with reality

21 Aug, 2013 | Sophia Aitken & Kelly Keough

Travelling street performers, known locally as malabaristas, have recently become a familiar presence across the continent. Sophia Aitken & Kelly Keough have some myths to debunk about them....

Traveling tribe: A visitor's lament

21 Aug, 2013 | Amy Provan

Bolivia offers up a lot culturally, but travellers can find themselves in their own closed circle of friends, rarely venturing from it and remaining apart from the native population. Striped cot...

In the cult of comics

21 Aug, 2013 | Georgina Phillips

As a fourteen-year-old girl, my contact with comics was restricted to the hours I spent in comic book stores, waiting for my friends to finish dithering over whether or not to buy the latest issue...

Dwindling Diaspora

21 Aug, 2013 | May Woods

The number of Jews settled in Bolivia is declining, yet thousands of young Israelis continue to visit the country every year.In a tribal sense, I have always felt rather anonymous. I don’t belong t...

TED Ideas worth sharing, from Bolivia to the world

21 Aug, 2013 | Christian Rojas Alves

What does Steve Jobs, the founder of the world’s most valuable company, have in common with Walter Melendrez, a bolivian artisan who exports miniature clay figurines? Christian Rojas, organiser of...

Nomad

21 Aug, 2013 | Sharoll M. Fernandez

It is a well-known fact among Sharoll Fernandez’s friends, that throughout her life she has been part of every interest group imaginable. From adventist church to social volunteering, passing throu...

LACEMAN

17 Jun, 2013 | Jonathan Coubrough

Photo: Amaru Villanueva Rance 'Guatos !' a man shouts from a passing car, as Pedro Machaca slowly stumbles down Avenida Montenegro, with an assortment of colourful shoelaces slung over his shou...

NIMBLE CREATIONS

17 Jun, 2013 | Caterina Stahl

Name: Tania Mamani Age: 35 Job: Nail artist.  Watching her work makes me realise it's essentially a combination of sculpting and painting on miniature canvases. This is just too good to b...