Social inclusion in Otavalo
Beatrice Glow’s exchange will focus on social inclusion by leveraging new media art to tell stories that shift dominant narratives. She aims to work with a variety of community members, including Afro-Ecuadorian and Indigenous populations, to help pinpoint the ecosystem of challenges they face. Her workshops will be centered on understanding local public policy and the restoration of environmental and community health.
Video by L. Merinio Maldonado.
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U.S. Embassy in Quito — Ecuador
About Our Host Partner, Yarina Casa De Artes
La Casa de Artes, located in a former textile factory in Otavalo, is an arts organization dedicated to preserving indigenous art forms and the Kichwa language. Working primarily in music and dance, they host concerts, music lessons, and various others classes and workshops.