Antipoda. Revista de Antropología y Arqueología
Print version ISSN 1900-5407
PEREZ FERNANDEZ, Federico. URBAN RECONSTRUCTION LABORATORIES: TOWARD AN ANTHROPOLOGY OF URBAN POLICY IN COLOMBIA. Antipod. Rev. Antropol. Arqueol. [online]. 2010, n.10, pp. 51-84. ISSN 1900-5407.
During the past years Bogotá and Medellín have become the stage for a series of governmental innovations in which the reconfiguration of 'culture' and 'space' has had a preeminent role. As laboratories of urban reconstruction these cities pose important questions about emergent paradigms of urban policy and planning in Latin America. In this article I take the first steps towards an understanding of these urban transformations stressing the importance of an anthropological critique of governmental knowledge and practices.
Keywords : Governmental knowledge and practices; urban interventions; Bogotá; Medellín.