ArtBo + 43SNA: Humanity

Global compassionate connections found within various works at the recent Colombian art fairs

When planning a visit to Colombia to take in the vast amount of contemporary art works at Bogotá’s ArtBo and Medellín’s 43rd Salón (inter)Nacional de Artistas, instincts would predict a large presence of works around violence, drugs or political turmoil. But much like the country’s forward-thinking residents, the artists have jilted these now-stereotypical cultural issues and are instead focused on examining the nation’s place among …

Let’s Talk Coffee

Four day conference brings together the world's most passionate coffee connoisseurs

During the Let’s Talk Coffee (LTC) conference, coffee farmers, importers, exporters, financiers, cafe owners, baristas, and the Sustainable Harvest staff gathered in the Rionegro region of Antioquia, Columbia to do just that. People from twenty-eight countries including South America, Central America, Mexico, Africa, Canada, the USA, India, and Europe joined the team at Sustainable Harvest to share inspirational resource information and celebrate the ten-year legacy …

Word of Mouth: Medellín

Soak up the vibrant energy of Sergio Fajardo's Colombian city

When mathematics professor Sergio Fajardo made a commitment to effect change in Antioquia, Colombia, he ran for office, became the mayor of Medellín and, eventually, the governor of Antioquia. In the 13 years since he took office, signs of transformation can be found in every part of the region. The campaign “Antioquia Las Mas Educada” has inspired the building of new libraries and greater access …