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Migration And Urban Development

09/03/2006 - 12:00am
10/29/2006 - 11:59pm

A new multimedia exhibition by "A foundation" will be displayed in the temporary exhibition room of the National Museum of Costa Rica from the 3rd of September (Latin American migrant day) until the 29th of October.

‘Migration and Urban Development’, is a proposal that intends to show the migration phenomenon from its socio-economic perspective and its impact on urban development. The goal is to raise awareness amongst the Costa Rican public about the state and development of their capital and the complexity of the
migratory dynamics in the world, region and at national level.

The exhibition includes a multimedia montage with films, radio programs, and video projections of ‘Blitzinterviews’ (short oral history), photographs, maps, and graphs. Part of the exhibition is extended to public spaces in San Jose, forming the Outdoor Museum on large scale billboards, LED screens, bus stops,
banners, the ‘museum wrap’ and a catalogue.

About The Exhibition

The project grew out of the interest of "A foundation" and the perceived importance to describe and create social conscience regarding one of the most important phenomena in the world and specifically in contemporary Latin American societies: migration. The growing flow of Latin migrants has important
socio-cultural and economic impacts on the countries of origin as well as the receiving countries.

Moreover, it has has an effect on the development of the receiving (‘growing’) and expulsing (‘shrinking’) cities. This is shown in the exhibition using San Jose, Costa Rica and Managua, Nicaragua as case studies. The investigation includes important topics like the informal economy, public spaces, waste disposal, pollution, transport, security, green areas and the development of the centre in relation to suburban sprawl in comparison to residual areas, which are typically inhabited by the poor.

Location: Temporary Exhibition Room of the National Museum of Costa Rica, San Jose
Time : Tuesday to Sunday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Sundays 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Tickets: Nationals: 500-¢, Foreigners: 4-$, Kids: free
Further information (by telephone): 257 1433 or 257 14 34