Eternally in Process


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Crosswalks for Lifetactical urbanism


Location:Bogotá +
Medellín, Colombia
Team:Germán Sarmiento (director and creator)
Combo 2600 (alliance)
Luisa Brando (creative director)

Awarded: Winners of the Walking Missionary Awards

Cebras Por la Vida is a call for attention for the government, but mostly for the citizens. Moving from criticism into active participation, this civic initiative began as a critical proposal on Bogotá´s unbearable condition of public space. If a city wants to promote walking, the space must incite that. A good city for pedestrians is a good city for everyone, it is inclusive and promotes social encounters, active participation and education.  The walker should be the priority and the physical space of the city must evidence this with their public policies; urban development, transport, management and maintenance of the infrastructure of the city should reflect this. 

Art is used as a tool for education, for awareness and for change. Through creative interventions in spaces absent of street walks, the project proposes Tactical Urbanism as a way of learning and teaching by the collective design of the crosswalks, with the intention of creating awareness of the relevance of protecting and providing dignifying space for the pedestrian.  This is a proposal for a joint construction of city space through the articulation of institutional and civic initiatives. Cebras por la Vida has collaborated  with Veeduría Distrital and with District Secretariat of Education, Government and Mobility in Bogota and Medellin.​