In the district of El Cartucho, an impoverished area in the centre of the city of Bogotà, a group of students of the University of Los Andes, organised themselves in the "Colectivo Cambalache". The aim of the group was to foster an alternative economy of sharing, exchange and recycling. They use a traditional recyclers’ full cart (a wooden box on wheels) to pick up objects on the street, take donations and redistribute them.
Colombia, Slovenia, Spain, Puerto Rico, France, Switzerland, Turkey, Italy.
The project “Museo de la Calle”, proposes to generate an alternative economy through the gift, barter, exchange and distribution of goods with unlimited transactions.
Everybody is welcome to take something from the cart, as long as they also donate an object in exchange.
Colectivo Cambalache (Carolina Caycedo, Adriana García Galán, Alonso Gil and Federico Guzmán).
Colectivo Cambalache, inhabitants of the neighbourhood.