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.
The Magic of Cacao
Of flowers, rituals, and sensations
The origins of chocolate -this sublime natural creation- are traced back to the Ulua river valley in Honduras around 1100 BCE (Norton, 2008). The Olmec community or their descendants provided the...