[artinfo] Antanas Mockus

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Mon Feb 25 16:31:56 CET 2013

Antanas Mockus is a Colombian mathematician, 
philosopher, and politician. After leaving his 
post as the president of the National University 
of Colombia in Bogotá in 1993, he presided over 
Bogotá as mayor for two non-consecutive terms, 
during which he became known for his surprising 
and humorous initiatives. Often involving grand 
gestures and including local artists and 
appearances by Mockus, these initiatives included 
commercials, one about conserving water featuring 
the mayor taking a shower and another showing him 
walking the streets as "Supercitizen."
He currently directs the Corporación Visionarios 
por Colombia (Corpovisionarios) and studies the 
relationships among law, morality, and culture.




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