I am very pleased to share that on the 28th of October at 10:00am (Colombian time), we will be presenting the collective fanzine "En las Desembocaduras" (In the Estuaries)
We will engage in a conversation with an interdisciplinary group of researchers, artists, and environmental activists who, as a result of a series of collective creative processes, created a collection of fanzines titled "En las desembocaduras." Through various collaborations, including texts, watercolors, photography, drawings, and poems, we will address the question of what grievances are generated by various forms of extractivism in different territories. We will focus on the interdisciplinary and transnational dialogues that made this collective project possible, as well as the specific cases of extractivism that these fanzines address in the Atrato and Magdalena rivers in Colombia, mining in Mexico, Germany, and Colombia, the Besaya River in Spain, and the Córdoba Wetland in Bogotá. We will also inquire about which communities are affected by these extractive practices and what we understand by the term "community."
About the collaborators: In September 2022, a group of activists, artists, researchers, and educators from Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, and Germany gathered in Kassel to reflect on the grievances of extractivism, with a focus on Colombia. This took place within the framework of a summer school with speakers invited by the University of Kassel, Más arte más acción (MAMA), and the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), in the context of contemporary art exhibitions at Documenta Fifteen. The collection of fanzines received support from Más arte más acción, Documenta Institut, and CAPAZ (Colombian-German Institute for Peace). The collaborators who participated in the fanzine were Ara Goudsmit, M. Jose Ortiz, Chiari De Marchis Garofalo, Rossana Alarcón, Pedro Jiménez Herrera, Samuel Sarmiento, Gabriela Aquije Zegarra, Andrés Tafur Villareal, Maribel Rivasvas Concelos, Nohora Alejandra Quiguantar, Sabrina Herrmann, Seila Fernández Arconada, Claudia Howald, Elizabeth Gallón Droste, Pablo Torres, Ana Álvarez Prendes, Elena Blesa, Carolina Sánchez, and Diego Lagos.
The event will be in Zoom via this link, event will be in spanish:
ID de reunión: 943 5482 4456
Código de acceso: 564013
More information about the Humanidades Ambientales collective, host of the event:
Gracias, por la oportunidad de compartir este bonito trabajo colectivo.