FINDING OUT ABOUT SOCIO-CULTURE ASPECTS AND WAYS OF LIVING

The second part will be an investigation of the different cultural customs and spatial characteristics where everyday life takes place. An examination of Colombian way of living will be expressed by different analytical diagrams and information maps that will be completed after the unit trip.

Reference books:
– David McCandless: Knowledge is Beautiful, London: William Collins, 2014.
– Rebecca Solnit: Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas, San Francisco: University of
California Press, 2010.
– Steven Heller: Infographics Designers’ Sketchbooks, New York: Princeton Architectural
Press , 2014.

Along this exploratory process students will be exposed to cultural, intellectual and
artistic references generating a specific unit inspirational atmosphere.
Readings:
– Guardiola-Rivera, Oscar: What if Latin America Ruled the World?How the South
Will Take the North into the 22nd Century, London: Bloomsbury, 2011.
– Sergio Cabrera, : La estrategia del Caracol, 1996 (fi lm).
– Garcia Marquez, Gabriel: One hundred years of solitude, London: Penguin, 2007.
– Carpentier, Alejo: The Kingdom of this world. London: Penguin, 1995.
– Angulo, María-Elena: Magic realism: social context and discourse. New York:
Garland Publishers, 1995.

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