Over the course of the last thirty years, almost seven million Colombians have been forced to leave their homes and towns and move to safer locations. Thousands more have been victims of sexual violence, threats, land-mine explosions, homicides and massacres. Conflict Urbanism: Colombia maps and visualizes these crimes in hopes of better understanding the patterns and ramifications of the Colombian conflict.
Explore 30 years of forced displacement in the country along with data and satellite images of each of the affected municipalities.
Using a simple particle system, this video animation illustrates every single reported forced displacement in the country from 1985 to 2015, and provides a clear idea of the spatial and temporal evolution of the conflict.
Conflict Urbanism: Colombia is a collaboration between the Center for Spatial Research at Columbia University, and the Masters in Peace Building at the Universidad de Los Andes. This project has been generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through their Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities initiative. For more information check out our about page or contact us. The graphics and analysis in this website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License . The data for this site was provided by the Registro Único de Víctimas and may not be shared or used outside of this website without explicit permission.