As a working architect, Alejandro Echeverri began to think about how to use architecture to solve the problems of violence in his native Medellin. He put his ideas into practice as the city’s director of urban projects and now at URBAM, the research center he founded at EAFIT University. Art and culture changed his life, and he believes that together with good urban design, these powerful social mediators can change the life of a city.
The Loeb Fellowship initiated the Video Profiles project in 2012 to enable current Loeb Fellows to tell their stories, what motivates them and how the Fellowship has been meaningful for their work. Maggie Janik, GSD Multimedia Producer, and Joanne Nerenberg, Loeb Affiliate ‘12, are directing the project.
See other Loeb Video Profiles.