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Guadua (Bambusa guadua angustifolia) is the most visibly dominant bamboo in the Caldas region of Colombia. It has been used in architecture since the 1920's, and has been reinvigorated by the design talents of architect Simón Vélez and artisan Marcelo Villegas.

In November 1998, with the support of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Ms. Goldberg researched and documented their Colombian bamboo constructions located in both urban and rural settings.

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