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Alexandra Quinn

Researcher, thinker, dancer, linguist, writer, translator (not necessarily in that order but passionate about all simultaneously). In short, a hopeful communicator of ideas. Strong interests in topics surrounding identity, particularly global/cultural consumption and the impact on identity formation. Regions of special interest: Latin America and Africa. Background in Literature and Languages, and MA in Dance Anthropology.

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Latest posts by Alexandra Quinn

Hackathons in Droves: How is a Hackathon Organised?

In the following guest article, J.J. Merelo, Doctor in Physics and Professor at the University of Granada, Spain, tells us of his experience organising educational hackathons in light of the regional...

Peru: Police Enforce Blockade in La Parada Market

Following the violent events of Thursday, October 25 -that left two dead and more than a hundred injured in the wholesale market La Parada-, finally Saturday 27 saw the execution...

Developing Latin America 2012

The regional hackathon Developing Latin America, organised by Foundation Ciudadano Inteligente (Intelligent Citizen) in six Latin American countries, brings together multidisciplinary teams of designers, developers, entrepreneurs, journalists and citizens that...

Colombians Demand 24 Hours Free From Violent Killings

On October 2, 2012, and as part of the International Day of Non-Violence, several Colombians beckoned other citizens to celebrate 24-0, an initiative that aims to hail this day as...

Spain: Should the Church Pay (All) its Taxes?

In May of this year, Zamora became the first city in Spain to enforce that the Catholic Church pay Property Tax (IBI). Social networks have captured information and a variety...

‘Diversity Within the Unknown’, a Conservation Blog in Bolivia

Few media outlets- mainstream, alternative or citizen-lead-, pay careful attention, or devote themselves fully, to the subject of conservation in Bolivia. Diversidad entre Pendientes is a blog that offers direct...

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