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Infinite City

In the 70s, Lima was in a period of rapid growth: new neighborhoods would emerge overnight, and the Peruvian capital was becoming the labyrinthine city of 9 million people it is today. In the midst of development arrived Oliver Perrottet, a young Swiss, proposing an impossible scheme: to undertake the mapping of a never-ending city like Lima.

You can read a Spanish transcript of the episode, it’s useful if you’re learning the language with this podcast.

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Maps can be used for much more than finding places. This episode is a beautiful example of that.

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