Group of Culture, Violence and Territory and ASFADDES Medellín
Residence period: March April-2017
Experimentation topics: Forced Disappearance in Colombia
"Portraits of a search"
"Portraits of a search" is a project developed by the research group Culture Violence and Territory, of the INER (Institute of Regional Studies - University of Antioquia), in alliance with ASFADDES (Association of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared), the first national organization victims of the State and paramilitarism that was consolidated in 1983 in Bogotá.
During the residency in March and April 2017, “Portraits of a Search” consolidated spaces for intergenerational dialogue between relatives of the disappeared and various groups and actors from the artistic, academic, urban, activist community, etc. to promote the construction of a fair memory, with a view to organizational strengthening and the exploration of history admitted as truth by society in general.
The residents affirm in their proposal: "In a context of peace building, transitionality and a post-conflict horizon, it is vitally important to review the political accumulations built by various victims' organizations in the city and in the country in general, since that we consider that it is from the recognition of these trajectories and the valuation of those political struggles that learning can be consolidated for the new generations in the work of building a country in peace ”true, statements that are in coherence with the theme of C3P research “New Relationships with Capital” and its approach in 2017: La Urbe, whose main interest is to nurture knowledge about the ideas, actions and configurations that redefine the way we operate in our environment; achieving it from the deepening of multiple variables, one of them, very broad and outstanding, is the identity that we establish thanks to the knowledge and information that we have at the individual and collective level, and the life projects that based on that "reality ”We develop.
In the Cu BO.X
This project is an initiative that was born with the desire to consolidate learning from the political trajectory of relatives of the detained and disappeared.
In the second socialization, the objective was to enter into dialogue with the experiences of local artists, academics, and even pedagogues who contribute from their perspective to the consolidation of an exhibition that opens the panorama around forced disappearance.
The fabric will be the narrative thread that allowed these multiple voices and visions to build, stitch by stitch, a story that starts from those who lived, and live, directly the consequences of the armed conflict in our country.
Resigning history is an individual and collective political act, we invite you to build a new approach, articulating different agendas and spaces of struggle and search to develop new critical meanings to see and see ourselves, to build peace in new means of legitimacy.