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The body as a collective power to conserve wetlands

Valdivia is a wetland city, with ecosystems found both within it and in its surroundings. The researchers Marcela Márquez and Hannah Ennis tell us about an unprecedented transdisciplinary partnership where dance and science came together to create knowledge on the relationships that emerge around these transition areas between land and water.

Transdisciplinary Learnings and Local Knowledge: UNESCO Education for Sustainable Development Network Global Meeting

Ensuring that Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) becomes an effective tool to face the current socio-ecological crisis is a significant challenge. It is therefore important to create instances to share successful experiences and initiatives in the field. It is in this context that UNESCO has worked to promote the training of agents of change that can contribute to a society on the path to ecological, social and educational sustainability.

Regeneration and new narratives for a socioecological transition

The year 2023 has been a significant period for nature conservation in our country, leading us to draw inspiration from learnings imparted by various beings and elements through new narratives, artistic works, and scientific research. It was a year in which we sought to rethink languages, perspectives, and methodologies to comprehend the dynamics of socioecosystems in response to local and planetary contingencies.

Colaboratory Kitchen: Sovereignty Around Food Landscapes

The exchange of intergenerational recipes, seeds and meals are some of the activities taking place in Chiapas, Xochimilco and Oaxaca, in Mexico. We spoke with Mariana Martínez and Emilio Hernández, two of the 13 managers of this initiative.

Algae Archive Project: Digitization and Exhibition of Seaweed from the SGO Herbarium, National Museum of Natural History

Seaweed is a fundamental part of the biocultural heritage of the oceans and its enhancement requires collaborative initiatives that articulate art and science. In this sense, the Botanical Area of the National Museum of Natural History ( MNHN ), the Mar Adentro Foundation ( FMA ) and the Algae Archive ( ADLA ) through a working alliance began a first process of Digitization of the Collection in 2023. of Seaweed from the SGO Herbarium with the aim of generating new knowledge and contributing to the dissemination of the various species of seaweed that inhabit Chile.

Smart forests: Community networks at the center of environmental technologies

Chile is part of the Smart Forests research projects of the University of Cambridge, which studies the impact of digital technology on the monitoring and handling of forests with a transdisciplinary perspective. We spoke with the project’s lead researcher, Jennifer Gabrys, who will mainly study the context of forest fires in La Araucanía.

Hypereikon: Digital creation as an extension of nature allows us to reimagine what we observe

Images and sounds of nature, 3D sculptures as well as microscopic designs coexist in the work of Hypereikon (collective formed by the duo of artists Constanza Lobos and Sebastián Rojas) to deconstruct visual elements present in nature throught he use of AI tools. In this interview we reflect on how to expand hybridization between humans and ecosystems as well as conceptualizing “artificial imagination”.

Interpreting time in non-linear ways through art

Ela Spalding, panamanian artist and facilitator, reflects on the ways in which art can help us accept the changing nature of environments, as well as find ways to adapt to the socio ecological crisis.

Metaphors and learnings inspired on the behavior of Andean plants

What can we learn about caring for life from the plants of the Andean landscapes? The mountains of Chile are frequently perceived as the background landscape that accompanies us, where sports activities take place, or where people can enjoy panoramic views. But the high mountains, which might seem lifeless from afar, are inhabited by a diversity of species that can only be appreciated if we get closer to the ground or, sometimes, if we use a magnifying glass.

Post-memory and phytopoetics: When the past becomes physical movement and record

As we approach the 50-year anniversary of the coup d’état, we speak with the philosopher Ángel Álvarez-Solís, who reflects on the relationship between memory studies, phytopoetics and plant critique. The need to articulate narrations from a sensory perspective as a mourning process, as well as the memories of extracted nature from the dictatorship are some of the topics addressed.

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