the team

This project integrated the work of the Colombia Joven Corporation, from the municipality of Villa Rica, and a team of Researchers from the Architecture and Design School of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá.

Isabel Cristina Tobón Ph. D.

Main Researcher

Research Professor at the Department of Architecture of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Summa Cum Laude Doctor in Social and Human Sciences, Master in Environmental Management, Architect. Author of the book Territorio en Movimiento (s). Absences and emergencies around the Traditional Afrocaucan Farm (2019). He has participated in different national and international scientific meetings around socio-environmental conflicts, territorial disputes, social movements, various approaches to public space. Deeply involved with the social inhabitants of northern Cauca, who fight in defense of their territories for autonomy and freedom.

Andrés Nieto MSc


Research Professor at the Design Department of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Electronic Engineer, Master in Electronic Engineering. He has participated in projects that involve robotics and the development of mobile applications in educational environments for the appropriation of the territory by the community.

Carlos Torres Ph.D.


Research Professor at the Design Department of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Doctor in Social and Human Sciences, Master in Communication and Industrial Designer. He has participated in several projects of
digital design, especially mobile apps and video games. He is interested in exploring how digital media, such as Mi Fink, can make us reflect on social issues.

DJ Pulpo


Yairton Viafara “Pulpo” (octopus) is a Colombian DJ / Producer / Creative born in Villa Rica (Cauca), who at an early age is linked to youth processes such as JOPRONHI, Power Boyz, Banton Family, Villa Rica Foundation and klan Support where he awakens and develops love of art and music.

Pulpo in Instagram

Carlos Edwin Ararat García

Colombia Joven Director

Bachelor of Social Sciences from the Universidad del Valle, percussionist in music from the North Cauca, Pacific and African. diplomat
Contemporary Dance from the Ministry of Culture, Diploma in Human Rights Uniminuto Bogotá, Economics Diploma from Universidad de los Andes Bogotá, Diploma in High Government from Universidad Javeriana. Director of the Corporación Colombia Joven and director of the musical group of the dance group Carmen López From the Universidad del Valle. Musician of the group Yembema.