Internal Displacement in Colombia

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Internal Displacement in Colombia

The idea is to share our experiences and what we have learned. If we can create a reference database on the subject I'm sure that would help all of us.

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Comment by Stacy A A Hope on November 25, 2009 at 8:51pm
Adding to this, I should say that although he is a muralist he studied Sociology as an undergrad, and has used social research methods to gather information about his subjects, as his murals are based on social issues. He has worked throughout Latin America, and has recently finished a mural on life in the favelas of Brasil--particularly the Cidade de Deus.
Comment by Stacy A A Hope on November 25, 2009 at 8:48pm
Hi! Although, my research or my background is removed from that of the Anthropology of Colombia, and any internal displacement that has occured. I wanted to address the issue of the peoples that are typically and atypically associated with the notion of displacement in South America (and latin America in its entirety). Although, I do not wish to generalise (as I fear essentialism may be afoot), it is safe to say that we think of the "indigenous" peoples (i.e. Amerindians) when we hear/read the term displacement in conjunction with places like Colombia. However, there has been quite a large displacement of Afro-Colombians (especially on the pacific coast of Colombia) that also needs to be questioned and brought to the forefront.

Earlier this year, a friend of mine embarked on a mural project depicting images of Afro-Colombian Displacement. This mural was situated NOT in Colombia, but in Washington DC. Here are a few images of this mural:




I wish to draw attention to his work, as it would be interested to learn more about the displacement of the Afro-Colombians as well. It would also be great to understand what types of meanings are associated with movement vis-a-vis political displacement.
 

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