BOGOTA: AN UNCERTAIN GEOGRAPHY OF CONFLICTS AND BORDERS
Degree thesis cum laude
supervisor: Stefano Boeri with Giovanni Caudo and Francesco Careri
at the University of RomaTre, Italy
The richness in natural resources and the geographical position of Colombia make it an interesting context for analyzing the impact of global economic change on urban systems, which makes Colombia a perfect setting for testing knowledge in said areas on an international level.
The overlap between natural resources and the conditions of developing countries, along with the major structural deficiencies in said countries present a great opportunity in terms of available workforce and potential for investment, thus generating the capital growth processes that are emblematic to the understanding of the dynamic expansion of the contemporary metropolis.
The first chapter of the thesis analyzes the process through which the city has come to assume its current embodiment by correlating the geopolitical dynamics with the territorial government.
The second chapter compares the spatial organization with the use that individuals make of it, taking into account three categories: density (concentration of similar elements), sharpness (the degree of rupture caused between adjacent materials), and purity (the ability of a material to be a conductor).
Finally, the third chapter integrates a description of the spatial dynamics of the city with an analysis of the emotional factors that determine an individual’s use, and thus transformation, of said space.