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Writers Advocate for Historical Injustices in Dialogue With Nature

An exploration of the voices of Latin American women writers who have immersed themselves in terror and healing rites with elements of nature. During the month of the book, we spoke with Dr. in Literature Carolina Navarrete, an associate researcher of the residency cycle entitled Fire Ecologies. A conversation on narrative constellations and hybrid genres of the present.

(Español) Arte de desastres: afectos, comunidad e historia

(Español) Es común describir a Chile como país de desastres y a su población, como una comunidad que se levanta ante la adversidad. Sin embargo, para hablar de este tema, es necesario comprender que un desastre es distinto de la amenaza asociada a su causa, es decir, un terremoto no es un desastre en sí, sino que es la afectación de una sociedad la que situará este fenómeno como tal. Es más, el riesgo de un terremoto, actualmente, es entendido como el resultado del vínculo entre amenaza, exposición y vulnerabilidad de las poblaciones. Así, los desastres que conllevan una amenaza “natural”, no “son” naturales, como solemos llamarlos, sino que se producen bajo condiciones sociales específicas. Por esto, hace tiempo hablamos de desastres socionaturales.

Emerging into the ocean opens a door towards physical and mental well-being

This month is the inauguration of the Ocean School Pichilemu, a collaborative initiative between Fundación Rompientes and Parley for the oceans that facilitates intergenerational educational events to learn about oceanic culture through talks, educational outings, coastal clean-up days and a series of activities that promote collaborative learning about marine diversity and environmental conservation. One of its main objectives, explains Karina Villarroel, who is in charge of the School, is to “raise awareness about the way the ocean influences the well-being of ecosystems and the role we have, as human beings, in caring for the waters that make life possible.”

A house-museum on an untamed island of Tierra del Fuego: a journey of art and science that began 20 years ago

Twenty years ago I visited Puerto Yartou for the first time, an island area in Tierra del Fuego where a wooden sawmill operated between 1906 and 1947, a heritage site linked to my family history. Today, this place houses the Alberto Baeriswyl House Museum (CAB Patagonia), a project with which I have sought to recover that historical memory that dialogues with various imaginaries of Magallanes, as well as generate a space for reflection and research through art and science.

A Historical Look at Botanical Gardens and Their Contribution as Spaces of Social Integration in the Present

(Español) La recuperación del Jardín Botánico Nacional de Viña del Mar va más allá de la necesidad de volver a un estado ecosistémico anterior al incendio. La historiadora Daniela Serra repasa el carácter histórico de estos espacios para insertarlos en un presente que involucre a las comunidades beneficiarias, habilitando estos lugares desde una pertinencia territorial vinculada a la integración social.

Sprouts Of Resilience After The Fires Of Altos De Cantillana

In December 2023, the Altos de Cantillana Natural Reserve suffered through a fire that destroyed almost 100 hectares. The coordinator of the protected area and president of Así Conserva Chile, Fernanda Romero, reflects on the regeneration seen just a few days later when new sprouts emerged. In addition, she addresses the profound changes in this valley following 13 years of drought.

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.

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