LIVING / EXPERIENCED TERRITORIES: OPENING STEPS FOR THE SUSTAINABILITY OF COMMUNITIES AND THEIR CULTURAL-NATURAL HERITAGE IN THE ANDES
The GCRF-FF University of Exeter- Fundación Tiempos (2020-2021) project seeks to generate data systems on the ancient use of land in northwestern Argentina (agriculture, water resources, communicational / interaction) that are useful and relevant for the populations indigenous and rural locals, and seeking that these data integrate local views and values about the landscape and the lived territory. The intention is that the project products serve to facilitate communication between local populations and those who carry out planning policies at various levels. It aims to contribute to the creation of bridges that cover the differences between the different perspectives, approaches and perceptions of the landscape, so that public policies are increasingly inclusive.
The project has two main areas of work: (1) remote mapping based on satellite images in an ARCGI environment, (2) enquiry with local communities to explore how to build bridges between the different ways of representing and conceiving the landscape. Through activities and consultations, we seek to understand if these questions matter or not, or if there are others that we have not considered and can be added. We also hope to develop results / publications / reports that integrate the diverse perspectives and that serve as a communication link and support for the autonomous development of the communities.