in Valparaiso moving vertically in an elevator is the exception. typically it is the topography that creates the vertical displacement, not the act of building. stairs, ascensores, and collectivos (community taxies) are common ways people navigate those elevation differences.
Jose Llano, our guest instructor and fantastic educator for the studio, invited me to visit the bag of values building on Arturo Prat avenue in Valparaiso, Chile. Below is our vertical travel via the elevator and clear articulation of floors passed.