A film on the rapid changes experienced in the neighbourhood of Kollasuyo, in the North of La Paz - the home of the first boutique of Chola Paceña fashion designer Eliana Paco Paredes, shopping malls dedicated to the pollera, and some of the city's most eye-catching cholets. Produced by Kate Maclean, Sergio Marín and Alison... Continue Reading →
Royal Geographical Society with IBG. Annual International Conference, London 30th August to 2nd September 2016. Authors meet critics: Planetary Gentrification. Recording available here.
San Miguel is the main commercial area of La Paz, hosting the city's most fashionable restaurants, designer shops and spas. It was however originally a race course, and its circular roads stand out in the otherwise grid system of La Zona Sur. San Miguel was first developed when, with backing from USAID, small one and... Continue Reading →
In the last ten years, La Paz has transformed. Incredible economic growth and a government keen to overturn centuries of colonialism, inequality and exclusion, have led to the emergence of an 'Aymara Bourgeoisie'* - people of indigenous or mestizo descent who have made their money in the vast informal markets of El Alto and La... Continue Reading →