Artist Profile: Urban Planner Daniel Carvalho of Medellin | Link TV
Artist Profile: Urban Planner Daniel Carvalho of Medellin
After two decades of violence and corruption under the reign of the largest cocaine drug cartel operation in history, Medellín awakens to the sights, sounds and colors of urban renaissance.
Daniel Carvalho, an urban planner and teacher in the city, has aspirations to become a political leader in his community. In this clip, he walks us through Comuna 13, once ranked among the most dangerous neighborhoods in the world.
“When I think about social urbanism I think about the cultural groups who were made part of it. You don’t see that in architectural reviews but this is what is behind the cable car and the library in Medellin.”
Season 3, Episode 3
Indonesia, where the national motto is “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika” or “Unity in Diversity,” is home to both the world’s largest Muslim majority as well as six additional religions. The country has had a difficult history under the 32-year dictatorship of General Suharto whose repressive and corrupt militarized rule led to the deaths of hundred thousand.
Season 3, Episode 4
Chicago is a city that ranks as one of the richest and most productive in the United States, yet it has a deeply segregated urban landscape and a high murder rate. In its south and west sides, impoverished housing blocks sit beside affluent homes, universities and city stadiums. The year 2016 was the city’s most violent in over two decades with a record of 762 homicides, an increase of 58 percent since 2015.
Season 3, Episode 5
Target killings, terrorist attacks and a skyrocketing crime rate: these are the words usually used to describe Pakistan’s megalopolis Karachi. And up until recently it was considered a lawless land, taken over by gangsters and terrorist groups like the Taliban who assassinated intellectuals and artists.
One of the most significant target killings was the assassination of Sabeen Mahmuud, a feminist and intellectual who founded T2F, one of the few spaces dedicated to creation in Karachi. The case of her assassination remains unsolved.
Season 3, Episode 6
Since the democratic election of the Law and Justice Party in 2015, Poland is divided between liberals and ultra-conservatives. The country is moving away from the orbit of Western Europe and returning to a past defined by family, church and home.
In some instances, it is also moving towards a future that echoes elements of its dark history. Antisemitism on the rise and a wave of ultranationalism is sweeping the country.
Season 1, Episode 1
Beirut is a battle-scarred city that has survived military invasions and civil war. Currently it struggles with a Muslim and Christian divide, the influx of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees and has Isis looming over their country’s northern border. Still, Beirut is considered the cultural hub of the Middle East. Reverberating with the sounds of musicians, performers and activists as well as hosting one of the best nightlife scenes in the world, Beirut is an enigma.
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Trump imposes new sanctions on Iran and its supreme leader; and Kushner is confident in the “deal of the century” despite Palestinian protests.
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The leader of a controversial vigilante group fights for legitimacy in a crime-riddled South African community.
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