Encampment of Eternal Hope by Walker & Bromwich
Possible Dialogues, Day 3:
A conversation with Sabina Bernal, UPFC’s Somos Historias Coordinator, researching governance processes linked to the use of native plants and fungi and their inclusion in value chains.
The Possible Dialogues Journey:
Diálogos Posibles/Possible Dialogues is an initiative to connect social and environmental leaders, activists, artists and academics who have common interests relating to climate change and justice, but have not had the opportunity to interact.
It was sparked at the end of 2019 by a conversation between Hector Fabio Yucuna Perea, Youth Coordinator of the Organisation of Indigenous Peoples of the Colombian Amazon (OPIAC) and members of Más Arte Más Acción. They questioned how indigenous peoples’ struggles could be shared in the climate debate and properly considered in climate negotiations that impact on their territories. Opening out these questions with artists and institutions in Scotland with an interest in environmental justice, Possible Dialogues emerged and in 2020 the coalition met online to build relationships, share knowledge and test ideas. It is now a multi-layered creative project that brings together partners from Scotland and Colombia in the lead up to COP26, the global leaders’ climate conference in Glasgow.
About The Encampment of Eternal Hope:
Climate House presents The Encampment of Eternal Hope by Walker & Bromwich – coming to The Briggait, Glasgow, for the international climate summit, COP26, 31st October – 10th November. The Encampment is an immersive environment, forming a central hub for creative fringe activities throughout COP26. Amplifying Indigenous voices through workshops and events that bring together artists, academics and activists from Scotland, Colombia and across the world. You are warmly invited to come and engage in meaningful dialogue about the effects of the climate crisis within a playful, dystopian woodland encampment of giant inflatable sculptures.
The Encampment of Eternal Hope is open daily from Sunday 31st October – Wednesday 10th November, 10.30 am – 5.30 pm
Artists’ / Contributors Bios:
Camila Gutierrez Aguilera:
Camila is Communication Specialist for the UPFC project at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. She is also a member of the Board at Más Arte Más Acción, a cultural nonprofit organisation based in Choco, Colombia, which encourages critical thinking through art. Camila holds a BS in Communications from Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, an MA in Project Management for International Cooperation from Universidad Externado, and an MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policies from Goldsmiths, University of London.
Walker & Bromwich:
Glasgow based collaborative duo Zoe Walker and Neil Bromwich are known for their large- scale iconic sculptural works, participatory events and exhibitions that invite audiences to imagine better worlds. At the core of their practice is the exploration of the role art can play as an active agent in society, evolving environments and situations within which people can begin to re-examine the world around them.
Organización de los Pueblos Indigenas de la Amazonia Colombiana (Spanish: Organization of Indigenous Peoples of the Colombian Amazon)
La Minga Indígena:
Minga is an Indigenous word, one used long before the Spanish arrived in South America, to refer to an act of communal work, an agreement between neighbors to build something together: a bridge, a road, a government.
Project supported by:
Climate House, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, players of People’s Postcode Lottery and SEFARI Gateway