Art, Culture and Territory
Our territory, our roots
Art, culture and territory is an initiative that promotes the inter-generational transmission of knowledge and the exploration of the sense of belonging to the territory and the local culture through artistic projects proposed by the young indigenous men and women living in the AIPEA (Association of Indigenous Authorities of Pedrera, Amazonas) region.
This project was proposed in the frame of "Strengthening relationships to the territory: an intergenerational articulation through oral traditions and art" by Tropenbos Colombia and Nia Tero.
This group of young men called Sueños de la juventud tells their story on how the worked on the recovery of the Guacuri Ritual Dance. This process was supported by the project Art, culture and territory.
The groups Pintando nuestra cultura y Los mágicos del pincelfrom the communities Renacer, Tanimuca, Yucuna and Bacurí tell us about their experience learning about their tradition through mural painting. This process was supported by the project Art, culture and territory.
These lullabies were compiled by the Psychosocial Study Group conformed by young indigenous men and women from the matapí, yucuna and uitoto ethnic groups living in Bogotá. It received the support of the project Art, Culture and Territory by Niatero.
This video show the process of recuperation of the fabrication of the chiruro flute as well as some traditional Macuna songs that are part of the cultural contexto of the community of Angosturas in Puerto Córdoba.
This video shows a group of young women that are learning the tradtional process of ceramics and innovating the proces with some prints from leaves representing the agrodiversity of their territory.
The group Indios Artistas decides to fabricate benches and spears for the new maloca in Puerto Córdoba. In this video you may learn about this process and its pedagogical applications in the community.
The recovery of traditional dances in the territory by young men is now a reality in Puerto Córdoba in spite of the widespread deculturization process in indigenous communities. They are learning from knowledge-holders how to make traditional masks, how to collect the materials and the meaning behind the material culture.
Basket weaving is commonly a male shore in the Amazon traditional communities. This group of women proposed to learn this art and learn the different kind of patterns corresponding to each ethnic group they relate to.