5 questions for Costa Rica’s indigenous Jirondai Project
Weekend Arts Spotlight
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Weekend Arts Spotlight
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5 questions for Costa Rica’s indigenous Jirondai Project

Elizabeth Lang - April 22, 2018

Preserving the ancestral traditions of Costa Rica's eight indigenous cultures: that's the mission that the Jirondai Project has been pursuing for 12 years now. The project has…

W22 Galería hosts ‘Escazú Project’ exhibit
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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W22 Galería hosts ‘Escazú Project’ exhibit

Elizabeth Lang - April 19, 2018

Located in a small space at the corner of the Plaza del Río commercial plaza in Escazú, west of San José, you can find the W22 Galería,…

PHOTOS: The final days of Costa Rica’s International Arts Festival
Events
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Events
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PHOTOS: The final days of Costa Rica’s International Arts Festival

Elizabeth Lang - April 16, 2018

For the past 10 days, San José played host once more to the International Arts Festival (FIA), which brought a varied selection of dance, theater and musical…

Textiles for change: La Carpio enterprise sews with a purpose
Business
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Business
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Textiles for change: La Carpio enterprise sews with a purpose

Elizabeth Lang - April 16, 2018

Two years ago, the System of Art Education for Social Inclusion (SIFAIS) invited people from the shantytown of La Carpio, located on the outskirts of San José,…

5 questions for a Costa Rican artist in Chicago
Weekend Arts Spotlight
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Weekend Arts Spotlight
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5 questions for a Costa Rican artist in Chicago

Elizabeth Lang - April 15, 2018

Art has been a part of Costa Rican artist James Nienhuis' life ever since he can remember. He started by painting on walls and in his notebooks…

Jean Marc Calvet, part I: Getting to know Marco
Artists
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Artists
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Jean Marc Calvet, part I: Getting to know Marco

Elizabeth Lang - April 14, 2018

This is the story of Nicaraguan-based French artist Jean Marc Calvet – a man whose complex life and misfortunes overwhelmed him while he was living in Costa Rica…

By the community, for the community: measuring progress in La Carpio
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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By the community, for the community: measuring progress in La Carpio

Elizabeth Lang - April 12, 2018

A new study seeks not only to assess progress in a low-income San José community, but also to train some of its residents as pollsters to keep…

Lama Thubten Wangchen: ‘You are so lucky to be Costa Ricans’
Peace Talks
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Peace Talks
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Lama Thubten Wangchen: ‘You are so lucky to be Costa Ricans’

Elizabeth Lang - April 12, 2018

April 2, 2018. Life, death and rebirth. Who would’ve thought that it would be possible to speak with a global spiritual leader two years running? Honestly, I…

How Costa Rica’s Design Festival became an educational platform
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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How Costa Rica’s Design Festival became an educational platform

Elizabeth Lang - April 10, 2018

This year the tradition of having a three-day event with the best creative minds, designers and innovators has morphed into an educational platform imparted along with the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID).

Inside Costa Rica’s new Conventions Center
Tourism
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Tourism
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Inside Costa Rica’s new Conventions Center

Elizabeth Lang - April 9, 2018

On April 5th, the National Congress and Conventions Center, located in Barreal, Heredia, was inaugurated.