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BicipúbliCartago

There was a widespread press echo of BicipúbliCartago; the majority of articles emphasize the importance of the project to help solving the congestion and environmental pollution problematics in Costa Rica’s cities, especially within its Greater Metropolitan Area. Also, the positive health aspects that the Sustainable Mobility campaign focuses on are being emphasized. Some of the articles further explain the detailed functioning of the bicycle rental system in Cartago and call for other municipalities to repeat the joined efforts in this pioneer project made by the Municipality of Cartago, the Dutch Embassy, and A Foundation. For example, see La Nacion, Today Costa Rica, the Central America LIVE! blog, BS Noticias or CRHOY with their foto of the day. Furthermore, the project was widely spread and commented on in social media sites with its official Facebook page instantly rising to more than 5000 likes.


Costa Rica Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014 (Press Selection in Spanish)

An extensive article about the Costa Rica Pavilion was presented at Plataforma Arquitectura, while Fox News Latino called it "a dynamic project that invites the audience to participate in Costa Rica's modernization throughout the last 100 years". Another article was published by Revista Construir; a virtual tour can be taken at Arkired. Costa Rica's leading newspaper La Nación has based its feature article on an interview with commissioners / curators Oliver Schütte and Marije van Lidth de Jeude, co-founders of A-01. La Nación also published about the pavilion in relation to the winning proposal of the new Legislative Assembly competition, which is showcased in Venice alongside 70 selected historic buildings in the the center of Costa Rica's capital San José. A comparison of the different Latin American national pavilions at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition can be found in the articles of Alianza News and Ultima Hora.


Costa Rica Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014 (Press Selection in English)

The first national pavilion in the history of Costa Rica -directed and curated by A-01- was mentioned as "some of the most promising inaugural pavilions at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale" by BlouinArtinfo. A virtual tour of the pavilion was published by Arch Daily. More information on the content of the pavilion can be viewed in My Art Guide. The pavilion was inaugurated on June 6, 2014 and can be visited till November 23, 2014.


Ciudades Sostenibles

Book publication based on our research. The focus of the projects and interviews presented in this book is set upon the cities of Latin America. Editorial Tecnologica, Costa Rica, 2014.


Espacio Público, (In)Seguridad y Convivencia

Publication about a photography competition in Costa Rica, the project was co-organzied by A Foundation. A free digital copy can be downloaded here. Costa Rica, 2012.


Sustainable Cities

Catalogue presentation and conference based on our research. The project is presented at the World Urban Forum in Naples, Italy in September 2012. In collaboration with the Urban Matters project from Cordaid the Netherlands.


Derecho a la Ciudad: Vivienda y Ambiente

Right to the City: Housing and Environment is published by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). A Foundation served as a technical advisor to the project. IUCN, Costa Rica, August 2012.


Cuando hay más integración social, la gente siente menos miedo

Interview by Amy Ross with Oliver Schütte and Marije van Lidth de Jeude about A 01's work on the Greater Metropolitan Area in Costa Rica. La Nación, Costa Rica, May 2011.


Mushroom House

Article by Oliver Schütte on Rolando Barahona Sotela's groundbreaking project from the 1980s in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. For Domus magazine, 2011.


Urban Culture and Development

Marije van Lidth de Jeude and Oliver Schütte interviewed by Marvin Coto from Comunidad870 about their publication on GAM(ISMO), Radio Universidad, Costa Rica, 2011.


GAM(ISMO): Culture and Urban Development in the Greater Metropolitan Area of Costa Rica

Book publication based on our research. FLACSO, Costa Rica, 2010. A free digital copy can be downloaded here.


Gender in Agriculture

In 2009 the World Bank, FAO and IFAD published the Sourcebook Gender and Agriculture. At the initiative of the Regional Unit for Technical Assistance (RUTA) Marije van Lidth de Jeude coordinated the Spanish translation of this manual, which includes additional cases of the Winning Women competition. Costa Rica, 2010.


Winning Women

Publication of the winning cases of the Central American competition on innovative experiences of economic activities for rural women, Costa Rica, 2010.


Public Private Partnerships

Marije van Lidth de Jeude developed a case study on social responsibility and PPP of the Costa Rican Petroleum Refinery (RECOPE), a state company that supplies 70% of the country's energy needs. The complete publication from ALIARSE can be downloaded here, Costa Rica, 2008-2009.


A Work

TV Documentary and interview with Oliver Schütte and Marije van Lidth de Jeude, Habitar, Channel 11, Costa Rica, 2007.


M2: Integración en vez de Disolución (La Imagen de la Ciudad)

Article by Oliver Schütte about the integration of outdoor advertisement in the urban image and landscape as well as the recycling possibilities of materials used and garbage produced by the outdoor advertisement industry. Difusión magazine # 20, Costa Rica, 2007.


Report on the Urban Culture of the Greater Metropolitan Area of Costa Rica

Marije van Lidth de Jeude with FLACSO for PRUGAM, the Costa Rican government and the European Union, 2007.


Most vulnerable poor

Marije van Lidth de Jeude interviewed by Carlos Sojo in El Mundo en Contexto, Radio Universidad, Costa Rica, 2006.


Pueblo de Paso

Radio soap operas produced by Voces Nuestras, broadcasted in the context of our exhibition on Migration and Urban Development, Central America, 2006.


Migration and Urban Development

Interview with Oliver Schütte and Marije van Lidth de Jeude, Alo Arturo, Municipality of San Jose, Costa Rica, 2006.


Migration and Urban Development

Radio Colombia, Interview with Marije van Lidth de Jeude, Costa Rica, 2006.


Migración, 5ta. comunidad mundial superpoblada

Article written by Rolando Barahona Sotela about the exhibition Migration and Urban Development by A Foundation. Art Media magazine, Costa Rica, 2006.


Migration and Urban Development

Article about A Foundation's exhibition. La Nacion, Costa Rica, 2006.


Migration and Urban Development

Article about A Foundation's exhibition, Tico Times, Costa Rica, 2006.


Migration and Urban Development

Broadcast of the A Foundation's exhibition opening event with live discussions, interviews and lectures, Channel 7, Costa Rican Television, 2006.


Migration and Urban Development

Exhibition, Costa Rica, 2006

Migration and Urban Development is a proposal that shows the migration phenomenon from its socio-cultural, economic and environmental perspective. It describes the impact migration has on the contemporary urban development worldwide, at regional and national level. The goal of this exhibition is to raise awareness amongst the Costa Rican public about the state and development of their capital and the complexity of the migratory dynamics.

The research project grew out of the perceived importance to describe and create social conscience regarding two of the most important phenomena in the world and specifically in contemporary Latin American societies: migration and urban development. The growing flow of Latin migrants has an important impact on the countries of origin as well as the receiving countries. Moreover, migration 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 study examples. The investigation focuses on important topics such as the informal economy, use or decline of public spaces, security, transnational criminal activities, the impact of remittances on urban development, environmental problems of waste disposal, pollution, and transport, as well as the reasons and impacts of suburban sprawl. The suburban areas in Managua and San Jose are analyzed in terms of their geographic and demographic condition; they are compared to each other and to the historical urban centers that they originated from. For different reasons and with different levels of intensity, those centers have strongly deteriorated throughout the last decades with the middle and upper classes moving away to the suburban peripheries, leaving behind a new form of urban center that is visited for work in daytime and that is partially inhabited by the urban poor including large numbers of economical migrants. Besides the analytical part of the exhibition, different projects are being proposed to improve the current urban condition through punctual interventions, such as El Pochote in San Jose or a toolbox for housing proposals in Managua.

The exhibition material includes a multimedia montage with films, radio programs, and video projections of Blitzinterviews (short oral history), photographs, maps, and infographs.

One part of the exhibition is exhibited in the National Museum of Costa Rica, this so-called Indoor Museum is paralleled by the Outdoor Museum where information is presented on large scale billboards, LED screens, bus stops, banners, the museum wrap in various public locations of San Jose.

The material of the Outdoor Museum is recycled within a product line named Re-Creo. The sales and gains of multifunctional objects such as the Eco Farm Bag benefit vulnerable groups in Costa Rica that help us manufacturing the designs.

Credits:

Idea and Curatorship:
Oliver Schütte and Marije van Lidth de Jeude

Assistant to the project to the project:
Laura Jiménez

Investigators:
Oliver Schütte, Marije van Lidth de Jeude, Quirine Eijkman, Elisabet Rasch, Elisabeth Bell

Photographers: Oliver Schütte, Marije van Lidth de Jeude, Piet den Blanken, Edgar Cleijne, Monica Quesada

Technical collaboration:
Municipality of San Jose (department of urbanism), Office for Metropolitan Architecture / AMO, FLACSO, CCP / UCR, UNFPA, IFAD, RUTA, the Department for Migration and Foreigners of the Ministry of Governance and Public Security, State of the Nation, the ombudsman, Radio Nederland, Radio Nicaragua Actual, Foundation for Cultural Mestizaje, Voces Nuestras, IOM (International Organization for Migration) and its statistical centre SIEMMES

Sponsors: HIVOS, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Costa Rica, IOM (International Organization for Migration), PHILIPS, Color Visión, Eucor, the Federation of Architects in Costa Rica, Euromobilia, Municipality of San José


Micropolis

Artcile about the urban think- and do-tank including members of A 01 and Costa Rican architects Luis Diego Barahona, Jaime Rouillon, Victor Canas and Rolando Barahona Sotela. Estilos y Casas, Costa Rica, 2006.


Urban Development

Documentary, Nicaragua, 09'00''

Short film about the urban development in Nicaragua’s capital Managua based upon our research on the Managua City Void.

Architect Nelson Brown, Professor at the National University of Engineering (U.N.I.) and president of the Non Governmental Organization Habitar explains his experience of living and working in this very specific Central American city form.

The film was produced for A foundation’s exhibition on Migration and Urban Development.

Credits:

Oliver Schütte and Marije van Lidth de Jeude with Brian Green

A Film, 2006


Temporary Housing

Documentary, Nicaragua, 05'00''

Short film about the informal temporary housing structures in Nicaragua's capital Managua, the film is part of our research entitled Temporary Permanent.

Credits:

Oliver Schütte and Marije van Lidth de Jeude with Brian Green

A Film, 2005


Permanent Housing

Documentary, Nicaragua, 08'00"

Short film about the informal permanent housing structures in Nicaragua's capital Managua, the film is part of our research entitled Temporary Permanent.

Credits:

Oliver Schütte and Marije van Lidth de Jeude with Brian Green

A Film, 2005


Sustainable Housing

Article about A Company's project El Pochote. Habitar magazine, Costa Rica, 2005.


Analysis and strategies for socio-economic vulnerable rural people in Central America

Publication by Marije van Lidth de Jeude for RUTA and FIDA, Central America, 2005.


The migrant population in Central America

Publication by Marije van Lidth de Jeude for RUTA and FIDA, Central America, 2005.


The relation between gender and natural resources

Publication by Marije van Lidth de Jeude with Ana Lucia Moreno for RUTA and FIDA, Central America, 2005.


Development of the rural service market. A way to rural development?

Publication by Linda Báez Lacayo with Marije Van Lidth de Jeude for RUTA and FIDA, Central America, 2005.


EW/NS 03

Exhibition, France, 2005

EW/NS is a sequential observation of the contemporary living environment and human settlements, organized by the exhibition centre for architecture and urbanism Arc en Reve in Bordeaux.

Our contribution is based on socio-cultural and architectural research in the cities of Havana (Cuba), Houston (U.S.A.) and The Big Metropolitan Area in Costa Rica.

Credits:

Oliver Schütte, Marije van Lidth de Jeude, Sarah Niesert, Sebastian Koch with Bill Price Inc., CiudadCity and the University of Houston


Developing Constructions

Television broadcast of A Foundation's documentary, followed by a discussion with Marije van Lidth de Jeude, Abelardo Morales (FLACSO), and Carlos Escorcia (Nicaraguan Migrant) interviewed by Manuel Araya, Channel 15, Costa Rica, 2005.


Developing Constructions

Television broadcast of A Foundation's documentary, Nicaragua, 2005.


The Architecture of Cultures

Interview with Oliver Schütte, Su Casa, Costa Rica, 2004.


Sustainability strategies for rural development projects

Marije van Lidth de Jeude for RUTA and FIDA, Central America, 2004.


Le Visiteur

Article by Oliver Schütte in book publication BX (BORDEAUX >1995 >2005 >2015) by Arc en Reve Centre d'Architecture. Mollat, Bordeaux, France, 2004.


EW/NS 02

Exhibition, France, 2004

EW/NS is a sequential observation of the contemporary living environment and human settlements, organized by the exhibition centre for architetcure and urbanism Arc en Reve.

Our contribution is an installation including six films about the economic, social and cultural situation of urban and rural areas in Nicaragua as well as 1:1 model of the prototypical growing house we designed for the Sintiopia Project.

Credits:

Oliver Schütte and Marije van Lidth de Jeude with Nicaraguan NGO Habitar and the Nicaragua Committee in Haarlem, Netherlands


EW/NS

Television interview with Oliver Schütte, France, 2004.


Developing Constructions

Television broadcast of A Foundation's documentary, Netherlands, 2004.


Migration

Documentary, Costa Rica, 13'00''

Oral history of a Nicaraguan migrant trying to build up a life in Costa Rica's capital San José.

The film was part of A foundation's exhibition on Migration and Urban Development.

Credits:

Oliver Schütte and Marije van Lidth de Jeude with Brian Green

A Film, 2004


Night

Documentary, Nicaragua, 09'30''

Short film about the impressions of urban and rural nightlife in Nicaragua.

The film was produced for our participation in Arc en Reve's exhibition EW/NS 02.

Credits:

Oliver Schütte and Marije van Lidth de Jeude with Brian Green

A Film, 2004


Urban Rural

Documentary, Nicaragua, 30'00''

Impressions of the spatially fragmentized and socially segregated urban condition in Nicaragua's capital Managua; a large inhabited territory that can neither be classified urban nor rural.

The film was produced for our participation in Arc en Reve’s exhibition EW/NS 02.

Credits:

Oliver Schütte and Marije van Lidth de Jeude with Brian Green

A Film, 2004


Transport

Documentary, Nicaragua, 17'00"

Impressions of the daily migrations from Nicaragua's capital Managua to its Hinterland.

The film was produced for our participation in Arc en Reve’s exhibition EW/NS 02.

Credits:

Oliver Schütte and Marije van Lidth de Jeude with Brian Green

A Film, 2004


TV

Documentary, Costa Rica, 36'00''

Impressions of the permanently present television culture in Nicaragua, a medium following you in many corners of private and public life.

The film was produced for our participation in Arc en Reve's exhibition EW/NS 02.

Credits:

Oliver Schütte and Marije van Lidth de Jeude with Brian Green

A Film, 2004


Organic Agriculture: a tool for sustainable rural development and poverty alleviation

Conference report coordinated by Marije van Lidth de Jeude et al. for FIDA, FAO, RUTA and CATIE, Costa Rica, 2003.


Developing Constructions

Documentary, Nicaragua, 30'52''

Film about the construction of the Sintiopia project in Nicaragua.

The film was broadcasted in various TV channels in Europe and Central America.

Credits:

Oliver Schütte and Marije van Lidth de Jeude with Dik Bol and Rene Kerkhoven

A Film, 2003