Lorenzo is a journalist, editor and professor in the Masters in Journalism at the Universidad de los Andes. He is the founder of the digital magazine 070 and has been an editor at Semana, Radio Nacional de Colombia and the Journalism Fund of the ODS Latin America Center. He worked as a reporter at La Prensa newspaper in New York and was a fellow at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
He is a four-time winner of the Simon Bolivar National Journalism Award.
In 2020 he was distinguished as an exemplary editor together with the editorial team of 070, by the García Márquez Foundation.
He is the author of the book Adentro: vida en Bogotá (2020) and co-author of Hechos para contar: conversaciones con 10 periodistas colombianos (2013), conversations with ten colombian journalists.
Lorenzo is a political scientist from the University de los Andes and the Institute of Political Studies in Toulouse, France. He holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York.
El Boga Residency
During the residency, I plan to advance the writing of a non-fiction book. The book is a reconstruction of the adventures of a Nazi agent and war criminal who lived his last years in Colombia, sheltered by oblivion and a new identity. It is a sort of espionage thriller that recreates the Cold War era in Colombia.
In Mompox, I will start a map of the city, constructed from soundscapes. This will involve students and audiophiles from the region. We will work with both professional equipment and phone technology and a collaborative web platform.