Posts Tagged ‘UFM’

Art and Design in Maya Times

Monday, February 18th, 2013

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This picture of a replica of a Maya stella was taken on the campus of the Universidad Francisco Marroquín (UFM) in Guatemala City. A swift look at this replica of a Mayan stella reveals the design principles used by the Maya in the creation of their writing, stellas and architecture. Pre-Columbian art and architecture is not my cup of tea, but I certainly can appreciate the beauty and the design that went into the Mayan artwork. I wonder if anybody has done a study about the Mayan design principles and used of space, color and proportions. This would make a great thesis for studying design in Meso America right now; don’t you agree?

Mejorando.la: Geeks all over the place

Monday, August 27th, 2012

We had this fabulous event over the weekend called Mejorando.la Conferencia. Talented people in technology and Internet, mainly from Central America, arrived at Guatemala City to share their successful projects.

In the gallery: Luis Von Ahn, Cristian Cambronero, Alejandro Corpeño, Gissela Peralta, Christian Van Der Henst, Stephanie Falla; in the main picture John Freddy Vega, talking about the major brands and how to create them.

Street Vendors

Monday, July 25th, 2011

“Economía Informal” (Informal Economy) is just another form of economic organization within the existing system, a product of unemployment, among other factors.

According to the National Center for Economic Research in the National Survey of Employment and Income, in 2004, 75.4% of the economically active population worked in informal activities. We can conclude that several years ago was a phenomenon that dominated the economy and these numbers increase in rural areas.

Of course, it remains illegal, the informality of the economic activities brings a series of defaults and is associated with many criminal groups… In the meantime in a society as complex as ours, the vendor shown in the picture returns home after a day of work in the streets of Guatemala City.

source: Francisco Marroquín University


Lo que se ha denominado Economía Informal es sólo otra forma de organización en el sistema que ya existe. Producto de la falta de empleo si usted quiere, entre muchos otros factores.

En la Encuesta Nacional de Empleo realizada por el Centro de Investigaciones Económicas Nacionales en el año 2004, el 75.4% de la población económicamente activa pertenecía al sector informal.  No resulta difícil concluir que es un fenómeno que domina y estos números se incrementan en el área rural.

Desde luego, permanece ilegal, la informalidad en estas actividades trae una serie de violaciones a la ley y está asociada a hechos delictivos un tanto más serios… mientras tanto en una sociedad tan compleja como la nuestra, el vendedor en la fotografía regresa a casa luego de un día de trabajo en las calles de la Ciudad de Guatemala.

 

First Tuesday in Guatemala City

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

First Tuesday Guatemala  by Rudy Girón

First Tuesday Guatemala was the first meet up of entrepreneurs at the Francisco Marroquin University in Guatemala City this past Tuesday. Guatemala is the second country in Latin America and fouth city to host a First Tuesday meet up.

It is invigorating to hear the success stories of Guatemalans and how through their enterprises are changing Guatemala for the better and creating jobs for other Guatemalans.


First Tuesday Guatemala fue el primer encuentro de emprededores en la Universidad Francisco Marroquín bajo la sombrilla de First Tuesday. Guatemala es el segundo país en Latinoamérica y cuarta ciudad en sostener un First Tuesday mitín.

Es energizante escuchar las historias de éxito de guatemaltecos y de como a través de sus emprendimientos están cambiando Guatemala y creando trabajo para los connacionales.