NO AIRE, NO TE VENDAS. ENERGY SOVEREIGNTY AND COLLECTIVE CREATION IN THE CONTEXT OF THE EOLIC PARKS IN LA GUAJIRA
La Guajira, Colombia
Azucena Castro, Juan David Reina-Rozo, Agustín Neko Epiyú (community partner)
No aire, no te vendas. Energy Sovereignty and Collective Creation in the Context of the Eolic Parks in la Guajira, Colombia is a community-based research project focusing on La Guajira region in Colombia, a “sacrifice territory” for the production of wind energy, as a study case for emergent energy imaginaries based on eolic power. We explore these renewable energy cultures to develop a community-based project centered around wind energy cultures and its intersections with traditional forms of extractivism. The aim is to codesign installation and performative objects (kites) and register oral storytelling built around territory, energy and wind (one-minute film).
The project has advanced a series of meetings to build confidence among the team. In addition, literature and press releases have been researched to generate a baseline for the case.
About the Team
Azucena Castro has a Ph.D. in Hispanic literatures. She is currently a Swedish Research Council Postdoc in Sustainability at Stockholm University and in Latin American Cultures at Stanford University. Her research focuses on Latin American environmental humanities and cultural studies.
Juan David Reina-Rozo has a Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering with Environmental and Development Studies, and a Ph.D. in Community-based innovation ecosystems. His research is dedicated to technology-society relationships and the social appropriation of technoscience.
Agustín Neko Epiyú (community partner) is a young indigenous Wayuu leader in the Ayarajosecat community in La Guajira, Colombia. He is a translator, script writer and writer of Wayunaiki language. He has directed the two indigenous short films Lapu (2021)and PULOIU (2021).