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← Gabriel Vanegas de la Biblioteca San Javier. Parte 2

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Showing Revision 4 created 09/14/2014 by Romina Mascareño.

  1. (...)
  2. -It's a matter of evolution...
  3. -Hi, Catalina.
  4. -Hi.
  5. -Ok, let's move on.
  6. -There is documentation....
  7. -We started as a lively, nosy and troublesome
  8. group of users of a library and we began with excercises of
  9. local memory until 2007, more or less.
  10. In the same year, when the proposal of
  11. Hiperbarrio came, we joined it and basically,
  12. as we developed it in the library, we turned into
  13. both a unity and the backbone of that project,
  14. because we had the 98 per cent of
  15. the facilitators and a lot of people that were going
  16. for a dream, that we still believe in it,
  17. but which we happened to distance ourselves from it
  18. and today, three years later, we define what we want.
  19. That's why I tell you that we have three clear working guidelines,
  20. it took us three years to define this.
  21. Hmm...
  22. At about 2009, we started with a systematization process
  23. of the experience in terms of appropiation,
  24. in contexts of the Social Appropiation
  25. of Science and Technology that was brought out by Colciencias and Maloka,
  26. and then, and with this, we turned into a model of virtual communications.
  27. But, that's not a problem, we didn't stop there.
  28. We've evolved during the process.
  29. Nowadays, we have a large part of the girls that are devoted
  30. to finish their universities studies, to get a degree.
  31. So, twelve years later, they're making the decisions that we've expected, which were:
  32. study, work, reproduce themselves...
  33. Use drugs, take up arms, in other words
  34. all the critical decisions that an adult has to choose. It's happening long ago.
  35. And the interesting thing is to see
  36. the different scenes where they are, since they're other characters.
  37. Not all of them think alike, not all of them
  38. have the same features, but having been part
  39. of these processes, it's interesting to see how
  40. they manage in life.
  41. What's happening to us? At the moment, our process is directed to be
  42. 98 per cent of women,
  43. so, it's a project... as you guys see it, a gynecocracy
  44. Hmm... of that,
  45. of that group of people that participates in this process,
  46. most of them are itinerant, and the reality is
  47. that, as they have other obligations,
  48. we know that we can rely on them, but not everybody is always on the scene,
  49. and it's very funny because, in the end we have to organize.
  50. When we started, it was our job to phone everybody and we had to insist that
  51. there was a meeting, there was work.
  52. But today, with the change of logics, we find that
  53. our greatest challenge is to re-extend the grounds of this project
  54. and keep moving forward. Nowadays, it's a project
  55. that is autonomous, independent and operates in a library.
  56. That it's impossible to be committed to this work,
  57. to the possibility that the voice starts your own commitment
  58. and that, since the project is directed towards it, around local problems, and to keep
  59. working on those three lines that I was talking you about: history, memory
  60. and communitary
  61. journalism at the laboratory. Eventually,
  62. what we want is one thing: it's clear to all of us today that if it isn't
  63. funny, we don't do it.
  64. Basically, it's the focal point of the work.
  65. We know that play with knowledge and build a new one, involves
  66. a lot of work. But this has enabled us to make progress
  67. in the concept of making it fun, because in the end
  68. we neither want to formalize it nor turn it into something institutional,
  69. but turns it into something which allows us, that
  70. as an exercise, it deals with
  71. the search that everyone has in the scene of La Vereda - La Loma
  72. and the area where they are. Because, in the end
  73. a person is where he lives in, and they spend many hours and many moments
  74. since they leave their houses. I remember a lot when
  75. you used to say: "For me, it's from my home to the university
  76. and from the university to the library." And they don't find her in their home anymore, and
  77. it's been a while since she's shown up at the library.
  78. And it's a good thing that is happening. Many are growing,
  79. they're taking the steps towards their projects of life.
  80. And what's more important is to provide to the
  81. local communities what we have, because the current notion is that they are making decisions
  82. in the face of the territory, of the problems they have.
  83. And it's a project that has
  84. this idea of being committed
  85. to build a knowledge.
  86. -OK. Thank you, Gabriel.
  87. -Thanks to you.