Art, Agroecology and Peasant knowledges´ composition towards sustainable rural development
new curriculum seeks to create a multidisciplinary knowledge program around the relationship between art, farmers’ knowledge and agroecology, First through the foundation of a Scientific-Artistic Committee of experts to design and equip this new curriculum content, which will then be expanded and contrast in practice with groups of students, farmers and herdsmen. These meetings take as practice space an Art and Agroecology Center as a pilot village or experimental rural nucleus and laboratory of these integral forms of rural development.
A fundamental part of transition for our societies toward sustainability lies in reuniting countryside-city, culture-nature, the territorial equilibrium and design and extension of productive systems, local economies and resilient, inclusive and sustainable communities. Specialists from various scientific fields (Ecological Economics, Sociology, Agronomy, Sustainable Engineering, Bioarchitecture) meet in teams that promote processes of Rural Agroecological Development. Their knowledge, nevertheless, lacks the ability to connect with local communities, to set up visions and values, to give form to a new culture. The artists, in turn, have to consolidate their creative labor, giving it functional value in these processes. The Art and Agroecology Center, as an experimental model village and laboratory promotes the synergy between areas of knowledge and its implementation, so that future multidisciplinary professionals together with local communities can extend transformative initiatives successfully.
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