My colonial wound is not remembering what I have lost – Auckland 2020
It is an ongoing anthropological phenomenon that we are moving toward a homogenous world with less space for particularities. The intensification of colonialism continues despite the historic processes of independence.
Under this scenario, a large number of Colombians have built collective identities between two polarities; the prioritization of Western knowledge, that is, a hegemony that neglects the diverse, and other forms of knowledge construction, such as indigenous. The result is us; we are the mestizos, inheritors of a hybrid identity.
This project speaks of those hybrid experiences that today show more relevance in our migrant status in a country that is also going through other forms of hybridization. Bringing our traditional knowledge into the contemporary world is at once a rescue of our sense of identity and a creation of a place to which we can belong.