Chair of / Cátedra de /
Lehrstuhl für


Prof. Hubert Klumpner


Chair of Architecture and
Urban Design /  
Institute of Landscape- and
Urban Studies / LUS
Member of Network City and Landscape / NSL
Co-Director of ETH Wohnforum,
Centre for Architecture
Society and Environment / ETH Wohnforum / ETH CASE
Co-Founder and Members
of Institute of Science
Technology and Policy / ISTP
Member of the ETH Sustainability
Steering Committee
Informal Urbanism Regional
Hub of UN-Habitat Universities



Armando Silva writes about the Fábrica de Cultura in El Tiempo

'A factory that produces objects of art or workshops and manufactures, but at the same time objects of thought. After much thought and searching, they found the most appropriate place to build it and from there generate actions in their neighborhood. It was born from this dynamic Barranquilla of the last decade, which found in the Barrio Abajo sector the keys to making an art that does not belong to the museum but to its people.'

This is how philosopher Armando Silva begins his feature article about our Fábrica de Cultura in a recent edition of El Tiempo, Colombia's flagship newspaper.

To read the full article, follow this link (Spanish):

Image credit: Alcaldia de Barranquilla