Participants and their proposals

For this edition involve collective Transgender Project (Ecuador) and Mini-mal (Colombia), together with three multidisciplinary artists: Libertad Gills (Ecuador-USA), Ana Fernández (Ecuador), Ruben Jurado Noriega (Ecuador) and María Isabel Rueda (Colombia).

Know their interests, experience and proposals for Engabao:
Transgender Project - Different Bodies, Equal Rights (Ecuador) www.proyecto-transgenero.org

The TRVNSGEN3RO PROJECT is both a policy proposal and an organization which is defined as transfeminista, intercultural and alternativist. Work on strengthening trans identity in Ecuador through socio-cultural, political, legal, community, arts and combined strategies, exercise and enforcement of rights and spaces that trans and intersex people have been historically excluded. He was born in 2002 with the launch of the Legal Patrol-a street legal activism experience with communities of trans sex workers in Quito, which today is one of the components of the Project. Residence Policy transfeminist Trans House: In 2006 its second component was established. Other components are the artistic proposal Transtango and Training Program Transfeminist activists. In addition, the Transgender Project spearheaded the creation of the Ecuadorian Confederation of Trans and Intersex Communities -. CONFETRANS

Participation in Gaza Art-Community Engabao The proposals in coordination with members of the trans community are:

A. "Trans Engabao Enchaquirado Fleet" which would cover: 1) Workshop discussion and redefinition of contemporary heritage Huancavilca androginias of Engabao and Puerto Engabao. 2) Participatory Construction of graphic design and slogans to anti-discrimination and pro trans cultural identity be reflected in a fleet of fishing boats. 3) painting boats, production of suits and shirts printed colors. 4) Staging with enchaquirados characters, photographic and audiovisual record (in collaboration with artists from the residence).

B. Political education meetings and workshops of reciprocity: 1) Styling Workshop - Vicar Mujica. 2) Discussion distinct bodies versus standardization body (in collaboration with APROFE) 3) Workshop and Introduction to trans rights political activism - invitation to CONFETRANS. 4) Design Workshop (in collaboration with APROFE) 5) Launch event.

C: legal claim to ancestral lands. (Projected for 2012). Transgender Project Participants: Coordination: Ana Almeida, Elizabeth Vasquez. Contributors:. Elisa Loza, Gabriel Mass, Chavica Moreira

Ana Almeida (Quito, 1972) Architect, executive director of the Transgender Project. Coordinator of the Legal Patrol, particularly in relation to the formation of the current trans sex workers associations. Volunteer teacher Training Program of the Trans Activists Transfeminist House, artistic producer of several policies, photographic and audiovisual proposals Transgender Project: "The Tango of Transgression" (Transtango), "First of Ecuador Gay Marriage", "Patrol legal: law in the Street "," Genres Criollos ", among others

. Elizabeth Vasquez (Quito, 1979) Lawyer, legal activist. Transgender Project Coordinator policy. He implemented the Legal Patrol (2002), Transtango (2004) and Trans (2006) Home. Developed speeches "identities in dialogue", "transfeminism", "alternative uses of the law applied to sexual diversity," "multiculturalism trans" and "underlying symmetries", among others. He implemented the first notarial contracts for same-sex couples in Ecuador (2005), won the case "Citizen Luis Enrique Salazar against the Registry of Ecuador" (2007), drafted several proposals LGBTI (now constitutional rules) in the National Constituent Assembly 2007 - 2008 and launched the first gay marriage of Ecuador (2010).


Mini-mal (Colombia) "Food is thinking taste"
www.mini-mal.org Mini-mal is a project materialized as restaurant and shop design that is based on the promotion of the values ​​of biodiversity , cultural diversity and the Colombian creativity through art, design and culinary experiences. The abundance of natural and cultural heritage of Colombia is a speech we hear often, however there are few opportunities we have to stop and appreciate the wealth. Mini-mal offers the possibility of contact with ingredients that are part of our biological and cultural wealth, many of them little known inside Colombia. Creativity is the familiar strategy for new and renewing the surprise front usual from a surprisingly contemporary Colombian cuisine. Our proposed design is continually question What other things can serve things? Mini-mal means creating the least possible evil doing. We seek to integrate the aesthetic with the ethical and economic. Examples of this, among others, are promoting ingredients and culinary traditions of the Pacific and the Amazon that provide alternatives to commercial communities in these regions (a task for which we have the support of the Balance foundation), and the creation and distribution of design objects that explore recycling.

Mini-mal is an integrated agronomist Eduardo Martinez, visual artists Antonuela Ariza, Germán Martínez, Manuel Romero and Angela Martinez graphic designer creative team.

Strip Art-Community Participation Engabao

We are interested in talking to the community about the stories Engabao and inherited knowledge about the land, sea, plants and foods. Trek to recognize shapes, colors, flavors, sensations and emotions that cause, and memory brings contact with landscapes, ingredients and cultural expressions. We think of the table as a place to share stories and affections. A space where the countryside and the city, ideas and emotions, history and geography. Who serves a table is a particular creator as it does is encourage the creation and collection. We will highlight the symbolic, spiritual and emotional dimension of local traditions through images, research and a cooking workshop.


Manuel Arturo Pulido Romero (Bogotá, 1968) Artist graduated from the National University of Colombia. He has worked with projects Balance foundation in cultural, economic and environmental development in rural areas of the country integrating creative thinking in the arts, looking for those who inhabit the places they are participate in developing solutions to environmental and economic problems. His artistic work is linked to emotional relationships with the spaces we inhabit and the way we perceive, think and feel. He has done several exhibitions, participated in regional and national exhibitions, and worked as a professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano. "Art is an experience that allows better perceive our present reality and yet is a scenario that allows to imagine and help direct it towards others closer to our welfare realities."

Eduardo Martínez (Bogotá, 1971)
Degree in agricultural engineering from the National University of Colombia in 1996 line deepening Sustainable development. Executive Director of the Foundation since 1999 Balancing Work on mini-mal has led him to commit as a chef and culinary researcher, serving as executive chef of coffee mini-mal "surprisingly contemporary Colombian cooking." Since 2006 he is a member of Slow Food was founded to counteract the effects of fast food and fast life and prevent the disappearance of local food traditions eco-gastronomic movement. Since 2007 he teaches program Colombian cuisine gastronomy Bogota Workshop School Foundation and a member of the association of friends of the same. For eight years he has been recognized as one of the pioneers and promoters of the revaluation of the Colombian local cuisine, ingredients and traditions and has recently been honored as person of the year in the area of ​​social responsibility for the magazine La Barra and scored second prize in the McDonald Kendon research and social responsibility.

Libertad Gills Arana (Guayaquil, 1984)
Graduated in Film and Political Science from Wesleyan University, Connecticut, USA (2006). Since then he has worked on several documentaries and feature films in the USA, France and Ecuador, mainly as a transcriber, cameraman and editor, including The Tillman Story, Racing Dreams, Last Outpost, Fantastic Mr. Fox, among others. He has also produced, directed, shot and edited their own short films and documentaries including: The Weavers Sigsig (documentary, Ecuador, 2011), screened at the Congress of Migration and the LASA Congress, FLACSO (2011); Realms of Fiction (drama, France, 2010), presented at Short Film Corner at Cannes (2010); Monsieur & Mademoiselle Poopay Moosh! (animation, France, 2010), selected for the Riverside Saginaw (2010, USA) festival; among others. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Visual Anthropology and Anthropological Documentary in FLACSO, Ecuador. He is interested in issues of memory, narrative styles ("storytelling"), contemporary art, popular culture, production issues, globalization and consumption, and collective work.

Motion Strip Art-Community Engabao
Using filming recreation (re-enactment) of a particular historical moment, the project aims to record the collective memory of the town of Engabao on the territorial dispute in the 1980s with the commune first youth will collect testimonials participants of those days; real characters, non-actors to represent them, Engabao documentarians, and a film team of video workshops: after a process of historical reenactment will be held with various groups. An essential aspect of this process will be community meetings that serve to reflect and dialogue about the process, methodology, and history the territory of the commune. Thus, the project aims to encourage dialogue among community members based on past events to reach this.


Rubén Jurado Noriega (Ecuador, 1982) http://rubenjurado.wordpress.com/br> mermeladwarrior.wordpress.com/br> lacontradiccion.wordpress.com

Ecuadorian visual artist, studied film at the University Gama Filho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Currently completing a Masters in Visual Anthropology and Documentary at FLACSO, Ecuador. He has worked with artists and groups from Brazil, Mexico and Ecuador. His work ranges from the occupation of public spaces through urban art to the production of events, where different audiovisual media mix to generate other meeting spaces. His current interests passing to work with popular graphics, both in the centers and the suburbs, seeking to use them as a means of expression linked to other visual forms, such as film, and view their uses as creating identities, memories and resistances. It is also making his first feature length documentary which addresses issues of territory and exploitation of natural resources.

In Engabao we will create a workshop for young along with the painters of popular graphic area, which aims to learn the craft of these artists, their techniques, from whence their ideas, and how the process of creating this type of work works, whether fishing boats, murals and posters. At the end of the workshop we will develop a joint work among young people and artists that have elements of community identities. It is important that this work values ​​the knowledge of its inhabitants, as well as serving as a vehicle for inclusion and knowledge sharing. Read report Engabao Paint Shop 2011

Proposed Strip Art-Community Engabao
Art workshops with popular graphics. I will develop a workshop popular with graphic artists in the area, aimed at young people Engabao. This workshop will have structured with painters, it is they who will dictate. Besides participating in the workshop I will make a video record of the same process. The idea is to create a bond with the people of the community, and strengthen the process of creating images of the painters, their trades and skills. At the end of this workshop we will create a joint work, that has to do with the interests of young people and painters. Read Engabao Workshop Final Report 2011

Ana Fernández Miranda alias Texidor (Ecuador)

A graduate of San Francisco Art Institute, USA, with a BFA in Painting. He received his MFA in Painting and Drawing from the California College of the Arts. He has been Artist in Residence at Women's Studio Workshop, New York (2004) and has received several awards including the Pollock Krasner Foundation Award (2005) and Bernard Osher Foundation Grant (2006). He developed the Museum in a Box Share Ecuadorian contemporary art in rural and low-income populations of Ecuador. He has developed extensive teaching at primary, secondary and university levels. Among his proposals consist dialogic, La Mesa de Miranda Texidor, a game of political discussions around the first and second round (2006). Gifts in the Urban Art Encounter Al Zur-ich (2008) and two sewing groups in 2007 and 2009, the latter derived from a collective that uses weaving, sewing, embroidery or patched as an artistic medium.

The Spinning Fino 2 project takes up the work begun with women in Puerto El Morro in 2009, and proposes its inception in Engabao. This is a sewing workshop in order to promote linkages and connections between women, welfare and the possibility of increasing its economy. The workshop creating own designs and use of sewing machines to increase production of functional objects such as cushions, bed covers, clothes proposes certain types, etc. The proposal also considers workshops where women and girls Morro and Puerto Engabao have access to communication with a therapist and gender activist, so they know their rights and choices of life within the community. Read report Fino Spinning Workshop

María Isabel Rueda (Cartagena, 1972)
Independent artist. He studied advertising at the University Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogotá (1998-2003). Fine Arts at the National University of Colombia, Bogotá (2006-2008). He earned his Master of Visual Arts at the National University of Colombia. Professor in the departments of Photography, drawing and cultural management at the University Jorge Tadeo Lozano and Teaching in the Master of Arts, National University of Colombia. Editor of the independent magazine Tropical Goth. Co-curator of independent space Still Life. Contemporary art and social life. Co-curator of the space La Residencia. Co-curator of the Project The Damn Party. Possession of Spaces. He has coordinated several projects through art education with different groups. He is currently residing in General Villamil Playas.