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Posted 11.19.09 | PERMALINK | ESSAY

Quilian Riano, and Dk Osseo-Asare: A City in Search of Good Fortune



Cali, Colombia
The capital of Valle del Cauca, Cali, is the nearest large city to Buenaventura. Most of the cargo that arrives at the port of Buenaventura is taken directly to Cali for distribution. The 77-mile trip usually takes more than four hours due to the mountainous terrain of the Andes.

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A City in Search of Good Fortune
Architects Quilian Riano and Dk Osseo-Asare report on the profitable but notorious port of Buenaventura, Colombia, as the city battles drug traffickers and paramilitary gangs, poverty and corruption; and they fear that the proposed solutions might be part of the problem.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Quilian Riano is an architect and writer based in Brooklyn, New York.

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Dk Osseo-Asare is a co-founder with Quilian Riano of DSGN AGNC, an activist design think-tank, and is a principal of Low Design Office, an architecture studio that foregrounds low-cost, low-carbon building.
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