|Camilo Russi and Diego Rodriguez in front of the Hub Bogotá.|
|Carlos Barrero of fabricca, a cultural promoter.|
|One of The Hub's many meeting rooms.|
The Hub's members include large organizations, such as Bamboo Finance, which says it manages $250 million dollars in investment funds for progressive causes and has offices on four continents, and LGT Venture Philanthropy, which says it works on six continents. But most seem be small local organizations, such as fabricca, a three-year-old promoter of cultural activities which was one of The Hub's first members - but which I couldn't even find with Google.
|The Hub, Bogotá.|
"It's a space for sharing," Carlos Barrero, one of fabricca's founders, said of The Hub, "combining social, environmental and cultural projects."
Near fabricca we walked past Mono Films and a recycling organization called Cempre. On the first floor are the Green Pages and in a small upper floor office is Acumen, an anti-poverty organization.
Despite its philanthropical philosophy, The Hub's members include for-profit organizations with a
"We'd try to change their thinking," Rodriguez explained, adding that such businesses usually realize that The Hub's not for them.
|One of The Hub's shared workspaces.|
That said, The Hub's a healthy initiative for Bogotá, a city in dire need of more activism, particularly of the grassroots variety. If The Hub, by creating alliances and networks amongst differing organizations, can promote that, it'll make a real contribution to this city.
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours