Now available: Poligonal Podcast’s first season

A sound journey on the social, ecological and personal implications of what we eat.

Comprising three episodes, the first trilogy of Poligonal Podcast, from Fundación Mar Adentro, is now available. From the arts, sciences, humanities and ancestral traditions, this season is an invitation to think about how to build a more just and nature-friendly society, starting from reshaping our current food systems. The episodes and the information associated with each of them can be found on fundacionmaradentro.cl, endemico.org and on Spotify and Google Play (currently only available in Spanish).

The trilogy begins with “The Origin: Earth and Seeds”, an episode that speaks to us about how the care of traditional seeds and family gardens have become a symbol of resistance. With testimonies from Hortensia Lemus, of the Diaguita community Chipasse ta Tatara (one of the creators of the first community seedbed); of renowned visual artist Enrique Ramírez; and Constanza Monterrubio, a Mexican biologist who researches the biocultural heritage of food in Chile’s Araucanía region. The three of them weave a dynamic story that invites listeners to reflect on the origins of food.

In the second episode, “The Plate: What does what we eat tell us?”, Miguel Altieri, an expert in agroecology, addresses the need to restore the link between agriculture and the environment. From a philosophical perspective, Valeria Campos reminds us that food shapes us socially and allows us to think of new organizational models that are not based on the abuse of power. Finally, Catalan artist Antoni Miralda emphasizes that food transcends all dimensions of life: “Food is always present in everything: in behavior, in rituals, manipulation, business, violence. Food is involved in everything.”

“The Table: Community and Cohesion” is the final episode of the trilogy. Initiatives to avoid food waste, soup kitchens, education with agroecological principles and the creation of edible forests are actions that move towards a more conscious and equitable food model. Karla Flores, from Disco Sopa Chile; Mary Anne Müller, founder and executive director of Fundación Origen; and cultural agent Mariana Martínez, director of the Colaboratorio Cocina project in Mexico, are the voices of this last episode.

The multiple views, reflections and initiatives that are present in this trilogy show how collaborative work, social justice, adaptation to climate change, health and protection of biodiversity and the culture of different peoples, are some of the benefits that come about as byproducts of sustainable agriculture.

This podcast was born from the isolation of 2020, as an opportunity to continue our Poligonal Talks during the pandemic. Hosted by journalist Macarena Fernández –who is a presenter, content editor and script writer at Radio Play– and various members of FMA, Poligonal Podcast is a new creative proposal that addresses socio-environmental issues from different perspectives, broadening visions and approaching solutions that are more creative and holistic for the care of nature.

Listen to the podcast episodes here.