Huerteros de Medellin | Link TV
Huerteros de Medellin
In a city shaped by asphalt, Yarledis Holguin, Guillermo Silva and Javier Burgos are united by a love for the Earth, planting and caring for the environment. One of them had the initiative to turn public spaces into productive gardens for the community. This initiative displays the joint efforts of Medellin’s gardeners. The connection between urban agriculture aficionados and the commitment and conviction that they have for their craft, has created a recovery of a significant amount of green spaces within the predominant gray of the city’s cement.
Video produced by Señal Colombia.
- 1 of 2
- next ›
Two groups strive to reinvigorate public spaces amid blocky apartment structures and rigid urban development. An artist collective from Spain travels the globe to create murals that draw life back into dwindling public centers. In Medellin, Colombia, urban gardeners create green spaces that beautify the community and empower its citizens.
People are rethinking housing arrangements in growing cities across the globe. Many are ditching the confines of traditional apartments and opting for communal living. In Seoul, three families band together to build the home of their dreams and the urban support system they’ve never had. On a larger scale, participants in a housing cooperative in Lyon band together to share space and the responsibilities of homeownership in a Vertical Village.
Featuring segments by KBS and QLM.
Big cities attract dreamers from all over the world. This episode features the people building communities of inclusion for immigrants.
Many people enjoy the anonymity found in city living, but this also creates dangers for more vulnerable people like the homeless and elderly.
In Malaysia, an organization called Rice & Roses feeds the needy, paying particular attention to those living on the streets of Georgetown, Penang. The group of volunteers prepares meals and delivers them, and offers free education to street children.
Looking back to traditional practices can help us find modern solutions to various environmental and social issues of city life.
In Q'ewe, Peru, we follow Victoriano Arizapana, a Native leader nicknamed “The Engineer” as he leads the construction of the Q’eswachaka bridge. Residents from four different communities participate in the three-day construction of a traditional rope bridge using ancestral techniques taught through their Inca heritage.
From the depths of a volcano to the density of a forest, people around the world are preserving natural wonders in their home cities. A docent at Mount Vesuvius shares why he has devoted his life to the volcano that destroyed much of the area in previous generations. A man in Hong Kong leads neighbors in a fight to preserve a historic forest that has become polluted.
Videos produced by RAI in Naples, Italy and RTHK in Hong Kong.