I am a PhD researcher in the Faculty of Humanities at UvA. My research focuses on Amerindian (indigenous) communities in Colombia and Latin America and their experiences of transforming their political/social issues throught their own cultural practices an arts. Likewise, due to my cultural studies background I`ve been working with different social communities (women, youth) in specific contexts and the uses of arts to reach collective pursuits. In my daily life I like to define myself as visual curious and music lover influenced by my passion for travelling, cooking and my own Latin-American heritage. Now in Mediamatic I am exploring the links between the olfactory human experience with the social and cultural life at Oosterdok.
From a Botanical Specimen to a Powdered Delight
The arrival of tobacco in Europe has been traced back to the late 15 th century, when the Botanist Francisco Hernández de Toledo brought the first seeds to Spain as part of the colonial mission. The...