Sunday, June 8, 2008

Bogota Museum Celebrates Laziness

An event organised by the Museum of Bogota had sofas, televisions, hammocks and beds - anything associated with the avoidance of work.

The idea was to get people during the holiday season to think about laziness and its opposite, extreme work, and perhaps reach some balanced conclusion.

Visitors had to be a bit active to see the show though as it closed on Sunday.

The exhibition, sponsored by the city government, attracted a lot of visitors perhaps keen to escape Bogota's traffic, the fast pace of life or the pressures of work.

Marcela Arrieta, the museum curator, told Associated Press news agency: "We always think about laziness as an enemy of work.

"So we wanted to explore that and make people think about the social issues implied in taking a nap, in being jobless or in feeling that maybe we are wasting time - so we want to ask ourselves about that."

[Via BBC News]

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