In 2011, I was invited to participate in the 111th edition of the Architecture and Design journal, AIA-Forward. With editing assistance from colleagues Avni Patel and Sophia Tan and Photography assistance of Carlos Bueno Rivero and Emerson Marín Parra, the article Medellin spaces: Perceptions + Reconnections explores some of the projects visited during my travels in Medellín and examines how each one works along various fronts to encourage the public to dispel past societal stigmas in order to experience and partake in enjoying the new venues within their city.