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This Bolivian architecture is amazingly futuristic

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This Bolivian architecture is amazingly futuristic

And it’s all down to one indigenous man, Freddy Mamani Silvestre.

Bolivia’s population is made up of more than 50 per cent indigenous Aymara people, who have been downtrodden for centuries – until Evo Morales took the presidency in 2006, proudly wearing suits that stand him apart from his mestizo predecessors. Since then, the Aymara people have been more visible on TV, in public roles and in the broader culture (you may have seen the cholita women with bowler hats).

Freddy Mamani Silvestre is an Aymaran architect, and his work is unlike anything you’ve seen outside of a sci-fi videogame. Blending the traditional with the futuristic, his brightly coloured buildings are beautiful and unique, inside and out.

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