Launched in November 2014, SINFONÍA TRÓPICO makes the case for the protection of nature and diversity. Diversity is essential for nature and human societies. Biodiversity makes ecosystems resilient and robust; human diversity sustains development and strengthens societies. Declining diversity renders both systems vulnerable. The loss is often irreversible. SINFONÍA TRÓPICO uses the threat to nature as a source of inspiration for performances, concerts, exhibitions and debates at different locations and venues across Colombia.
Five regions: Urabá, Orinoco, Amazonia, Chocó, Páramos
SINFONÍA TRÓPCIO has chosen to focus its initial activities in five specific regions of Colombia: Urabá, Orinoco, Amazonia, Chocó, Páramos. Each is characterized by its richness in species and unique ecosystem. In these regions socio-economic changes are latent and this situation has put local communities and the biodiversity of the areas under pressure. At the same time, a complex set of economic interests has further threatened cultural diversity and traditional knowledge.
Trees, seeds and the sounds of diversity
Artists explore various aspects of the continuing loss of biodiversity. Scientists highlight various environmental problems such as the loss of genetic diversity and important ecosystems. Environmental activists and experts discuss the socio-economic and political contexts of diversity. In addition, the artists and experts seek to engage the public in the different areas to generate debate. The project’s overall concept is modeled on the Glacier Music project held by the Goethe Institutes of Almaty and Tashkent in 2012 and 2013, with Lillevan as artistic director.
Through workshops and interaction between scientists, artists and communities, SINFONÍA TRÓPCIO creates spaces for dialogue and debate on the value of biodiversity and nature in face of development pressures. SINFONÍA TRÓPICO inspires the senses and raises awareness to the public about one of the greatest environmental challenges and extreme risks to the human species: the destruction of rainforests and loss of genetic diversity on our planet.
The loss of biodiversity is irreversible
Biodiversity makes ecosystems resilient and robust; human diversity sustains development and strengthens societies. Declining diversity renders both systems vulnerable. SINFONÍA TRÓPICO presents arguments for the protection of biodiversity, because if it decreases both nature and society are vulnerable. The loss is often irreversible.
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