Caquetá

Caquetá

24 September 2016 - 19:15 to 09 October 2016 - 19:15
Florencia
Florencia CAQ
Colombia

From September 24 to October 9, 2016, we organized artistic workshops, we created the mural of diversity and a musical presentation together with the UNHCR and La Gloria neighborhood in Florencia-Caquetá.

In the La Gloria neighborhood, in the capital of Caquetá, 350 displaced families develop productive and artistic initiatives to join the municipality and face the poverty left by the armed conflict in the region. Explaining the impacts of bad environmental practices through art is very effective. In the case of La Gloria, the challenge was to adapt the methodology to a population directly affected by the conflict, something that the group had never done before. Camilo Martínez, music teacher at Sinfonía Trópico, explains that these young people are very worried about the use of the land. "The armed conflict has a territorial origin and the boys directly affected by this violence ask many questions on the subject," he says. One of the most recurrent questions is "how are we going to use the land from now on. Our job is to illustrate, give ideas and alternatives to take advantage of the field without affecting the environment," he adds.