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Moving Rivers Webinar Series: Reflections on the transformation of two Colombian river basins: navigating between river memories and an eco-ontological approach

In this webinar session, Laura Giraldo-Martínez will discuss the case study of the Bogotá River, in Colombia, showing how different socio-ecological memories and their spatialisation or materialisation in river infrastructures have historically shaped and continue to influence the river’s meaning and significance. This memory-infrastructure nexus can inform current and future efforts to de-technify and re-humanise or re-ecologicalise relationships with the river, and to foster more diverse and plural cultures of governance. In advocating for actions to restore, repair, enliven, de-pollute and re-make the Bogotá River, Laura will encourage reflection on key questions: What is our point of reference for change? Is it rooted in the past, in a vision of the future, or in embodied and present experiences? How can multiple temporalities and memories coexist and inform each other to foster transformations?

Building on Laura’s insights, Arturo Escobar will present a collective approach developed with Afro-descendant communities in the Upper Cauca River Valley (UCRV). This project aims to promote pluriversal territorial peace by supporting transformative alternatives along three axes: : 1) economic and productive transformations aimed at promoting food sovereignty and life-centred economies; 2) eco-ontological restoration aimed at creating a bioregional identity as a pluriversal water territory; and 3) historical reparations leading to territorial peace with racial, social, spatial, environmental and epistemic justice. Key in this project is the notion of bioregion, here conceptualised as a pluriversal agropolitan, aquapolitan and multipolitan territory, that includes an ontological dimension to intersectionality.

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Insects as sustainable feed: an interdisciplinary approach

  • 12 September 2024
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Insects as sustainable feed: an interdisciplinary approach

  • 12 September 2024
  • Wageningen, Omnia
  • InsectFeed
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