Venezuela Field Diary: Five weeks in the field

Harry Greatorex Postgraduate Researcher, DEV, University of East Anglia 5th September 2013. Mérida, Venezuela. Haven’t written for three weeks for probably the best possible reasons: everything is going surprisingly to plan. After a fortnight in Merida I visited La Escuelita, the ‘alternative school’ in Barrio Pueblo Nuevo that was part of the reason for choosing…

An alternative society through the eyes of Gustavo Esteva

“The education system has been the main tool of the state to destroy the indigenous people, to erase us from the planet … This happened all over the world. The education system was created to educate them into extinction. Meaning you should cease to be a Zapotec, to become a Mexican whatever that is.”  …

Youth Mechanics

‘Youth Mechanics’ is the working title for a project I’m starting here in London, a project I’ve been working toward for the last few years. With a tentative March 1 start date for the pilot program, tangible elements are starting to materialize. The physical space is booked and the project participants are on board, just…