Naturaleza expandida: new exhibition now open to the public in Galería Patrimonio in the Centro Cultural La Moneda.

Articles & Columns

Traditional Seeds: A Living Heritage in Need of Rescue

Interview with Thamar Sepúlveda – Seed Guardian and  co-founder of Biodiversidad Alimentaria Traditional seeds are a natural wealth that is often unknown or forgotten, with a story that dates back to hundreds and even thousands of years. They have unique...

An exhibition now showing in the Galería Patrimonio of the Centro Cultural La Moneda.

“Naturaleza expandida: visibilizar lo invisible”

Co-curated by Fundación Mar Adentro and Carlo Rizzo, which addresses a deeper and more comprehensive definition of what we understand as natural heritage. From science, society and culture, this exhibition leads us to reflect on how we link ourselves to a diverse nature in constant transformation.
To visit the exhibition click here.

Algae, with a capital A

Algae constitute an entire world in and of themselves and are a group of plants that live in water. They are thalophytes, that is, they have a thallus in which roots, stem, or leaves are not differentiated, and can be...

The Wilderness Archive at Centro Cultural La Moneda

Remember the last time you walked through the aisles of a museum of natural history? Those cabinets full of specimens standing on a pin or glued to a board under screens of clear glass framed in varnished wood or against...

Conservation as a Citizens Movement

Interview with Bruno Monteferri, Director of Conservamos por Naturaleza Connecting urban dwellers with conservation projects, working with local communities, empowering privately protected areas, and creating a network of volunteers and massive environmental campaigns which have succeeded in impacting laws in...

Bio-art, Installation and Performance as Holistic Modes of Understanding the Human and Non-Human

Biological cultures, artistic methods as alternate forms of ecological sampling, and critical theory are some of the multiple resources that drives artist Jasmin Märker’s creative process. Our virtual relationship with Jasmin began the beginning of this year, we had just...

The Internet of Things: Environmental and Social Implications of Artificial Intelligence

How are we able to conserve human qualities, their particularities and unpredictabilities– those that differentiate us from algorithms–is the question. Technology seems to be evolving faster than ever and it is now a matter of urgency to reflect profoundly on...

Sustainable reactivation now

The impending social and economic crisis caused by the coronavirus in Chile is far from being fully understood. For thousands of people, subsistence has become an omnipresent phantom, both in their workplaces and in their own homes. For the most...

Circular Urban Metabolism: Cities as Living Organisms

One of the crucial discussions currently surrounding the climate crisis is closely related to the need to re-think our cities. What to do with waste; how to generate circular economy policies; and what you can do in your own home...

Anthropology, Science and Mapuche Society

The relationship between science and history, heritage, the Mapuche society –indigenous habitants of present-day south-central Chile and southwestern Argentina–, and capitalism, as well as the devastation of the ecosystems, were some of the issues we discussed with Diego Milos: chilean...

A Mycelium-Like Network

“We hear about precarity in the news every day. People lose their jobs or are angry because they never had them. Gorillas and river porpoises hover at the edge of extinction. Rising seas swamp whole Pacific Islands. But most of...

Privately Protected Areas in Chile: Biological corridors for ecological connectivity

Privately protected areas (PPAs) have been internationally recognized by scientists and experts as an important conservation strategy to face the current global biodiversity crisis. In this scenario, the development of private conservation initiatives in accordance with international standards and in...

Biomaterials for Societies of the Future

The instability that the current pandemic has produced over global economic logics as well as political and power structures, has emphasized the existing breakdown in how we relate to and connect with nature. A nature caricatured as an image of...

Messages from the Bat God: Towards a Decolonized Art and Education

The global health crisis has left a trail of images and ideas that our culture will take time to assimilate: the bodies of the victims and the evident absence of a symbolic space to deal with death; the return of...

Looking Back at our Dietary Past for a Better Future

“The current socio-environmental health crisis that we are living, requires rethinking what truly is essential as well as identifying the elements that will allow us to face quarantine and its effects on vulnerable sectors of society. A key element is...

The Non-Visible Life

Evolutionary stories of plants, how a virus behaves, and the fragility of our surroundings and systems, are some of the topics that we discussed in these times of confinement with Chilean biochemist Pablo Zamora: expert in plant species genomics, PhD...

Urgency of Environmental Education in Face of a Climate and Health Crisis

The permanent degradation of ecosystems and greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere have brought us various serious consequences in recent years. Today, as we face a climate crisis and a pandemic, it is essential to reflect on what has led...

Art, Education and Nature: Building New Forms For A Transformative Reality

The ability art has to encourage wonder, creativity, critical thinking, as well as promoting reflections and working hand in hand with various disciplines, puts it in a relevant role against the urgency of educating and generating innovative actions to seek...

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