HAWAPI 2015 – Huepetuhe

HAWAPI 2015 – Huepetuhe
Author: -
Publisher: HAWAPI
Language: Spanish, English
Pages: -
Size: 20.3 x 25.1
Weight: 650 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9786124684326
Availability: In stock
Price: €35.00
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In 2015 HAWAPI took place in Huepetuhe, a small mining community in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon. For the last 35 years prospectors from across Peru, especially the southern Andean regions of the country have been venturing into this isolated and hostile environment in search of the abundant gold found under the forest floor. Originally Huepetuhe was a small mining community that relied mostly on artisanal methods of gold extraction, however the surge in global gold prices after the economic crash in 2008 coupled with improved Access via the interoceanic highway which links Peru and Brazil the area saw a vast increase in activity and a shift to more industrial extraction techniques. This rapid growth in unregulated mining has brought considerable economic wealth but also a complex set of social issues including corruption, human trafficking and considerable environmental damage.

In order to create an open and inclusive platform for dialog HAWAPI constructed a temporary structure in the town’s main plaza, which served as an open-air meeting point and venue for workshops, film screenings and performances. This temporary cultural center was built entirely out of recycled and borrowed materials sourced locally.