Cosmovisions on land and entangled futures is a collaborative research project that seeks to investigate land rights and the social and political agency of nature from non-extractivist perspectives. The project has an interdisciplinary approach that focuses on practices that reveal worldviews at the intersections between land rights and climate justice, questioning and opposing Euro-capital-centric and dominant narratives. Based on experimentation and collaboration, the project explores formats that challenge the hierarchical structures of production and presentation of knowledge, incorporating the voices of artists, collaboration and exchange in the development process.
The project proposes to create space and time to build collaboration and in-depth co-creation of ideas relating to the interdependence and de-hierarchisation between human and nature. It offers a platform to connect local, territorial and social struggles with pressing global concerns to imagine other possible realities that respond to more sustainable futures. Cosmovisions on land and entangled futures is the R&D phase for a group exhibition that will take place at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, in November 2023
The project includes an artist residency at La Escocesa, a research grant, two artists commissions, online events and five Research Labs to be developed by each partner organisation.
Cosmovisions on land and entangled futures is a partnership between Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (UK), Capc Bordeaux (FR), La Escocesa (ES), Más Arte Más Acción (COL) and Pivô (BR). It is funded by the British Council’s International Collaboration Grants, which are designed to support UK and overseas organisations to collaborate on international arts projects.
The artist selected for the Residency at La Escocesa is Aline Baiana. More information here.
The purpose of the meetings is to generate hospitable conditions for the approach between scientists and artists in order to exchange practices, reflections and ideas related to the Mediterranean Sea. One of the main starting points of the proposal is the conception of the sea as vibrant matter, that is, as a living entity that harbors many worlds and that, far from being disconnected from other bodies and materialities, is in intimate interdependent connection with human and more than human entities. It is an invitation to approach, from different perspectives, diverse approaches that explore, in some way, the question of what relationships/entanglements we can/want to imagine/interweave with/within the company of the Mediterranean Sea, from an anti-colonial and reparative perspective.
Activity curated by Mafe Moscoso.
Image: Aline Baiana