Category Archives: Tales from the field

In La Congoja, writing History is a collective endeavour

La Congoja is a remote place. This village is a significant distance from the urban centre of the municipality of Yondó. To get there you have to travel cross half the municipality, for hours along a rugged track. The landscape is dotted with green hills and sparse woods. Surprises await around every corner: Continue reading In La Congoja, writing History is a collective endeavour

Bombings in Jiguamiandó awake old fears

In the humanitarian zone of Nueva Esperanza in the collective territory of Jiguamiandó, Chocó, Thursday 6th December wasn’t like any other night. At around 9pm the residents began to hear a loud droning in the sky[1] above that brought back terrible memories from the 1990s when the armed conflict was particularly tense and aerial bombings were an everyday occurrence Continue reading Bombings in Jiguamiandó awake old fears

A collective response: humanitarian refuge houses in north-eastern Antioquia

In the centre of Remedios, a municipality in the north-east of the Antioquia department, we climb onto a chiva, a coloured community bus symbolic of the Colombian countryside and one of the most frequently used means of transport. Continue reading A collective response: humanitarian refuge houses in north-eastern Antioquia