Using art, architecture and culture to fight off crime
By creating infrastructure, architecture, and community programs, the government hoped to bring opportunity to the lower classes (to repay a historical social debt of inequity), improve the quality of life for all, and draw business and tourism.
I was inspired with this particular story because Medellin once was the capital of crime and drugs. Being the home to the famous Pablo Escobar, it was a city known for it crimes. But now with the introduction of art in places where poverty was the worse, the city has seen changes not only in crime but also in city pride.
Picture of Biblioteca (Library) España which is located in front of Slum in Medelling
Another view of the library