C U M U L U S – B O G O T Á – 2 0 1 9
To Get There
A rich and diverse territory, varying from going up or down. One of the most extensive biodiversity’s on the planet. A diversity of thermal floors allows crystal waters, hike to the top of a tropical snow, enter the Amazon or contemplate the Pacific. Colombia is the second most bio- diverse country in the world.
Communities inhabit its territories; many contradictions exist within the millennium.
Exact sciences confronted with pulsating myths. Past cultures merge with the present, uncertain and possible at the same time.
Yellow butterflies are green, red, orange, violet, flying high, and carry the message that in Colombia, life is sacred. Colombia a country of strong contrasts. The rural and the city, poverty and wealth are threads that draw a landscape of unsolved contradictions. Between one reality and another exists a distance difficult to reduce.
Colombia’s new history is built by an emerging generation with a desire to own their destiny, recognizing the countries potential and its possibilities.
Bogota’s north is in the east. And it is not a whim. The northern latitude is oriented by a powerful mountain range. That is why in Bogota’s urban blueprints, the north appears on the left, because of its Andes mountain range it doesn’t allow it to be in any other place.
A bipolar weather pattern. In a single day four seasons can happen. Bogota’s only controllable aspect is indetermination. An uncertain stability. A constant instability, while its inhabitants prevail with creativity and resilience.
A city located at 2,640 meters (8661 feet) above sea level, oxygen becomes a protagonist, where the body feels its weight, a feeling like nowhere else.
People are “pa’to” in Bogotá. People at the corner, bus, bakery, hairdresser, street, office, home. A city of 8,080,000 people representing 16% of the country’s population.
A frantic city, exhaustion is never the case.
Bogotá welcomes everyone who arrives, from other corners of the country or the world. In 2017, more than 10 million tourists arrived, 8 million national and 2 million international.
Bogotá’s light is special. The sun is closer to the surface and the horizon, despite being far away from the sea.