River Rights: Exhibition at the ARCadia Festival
Between 16th and 18th September the Colombia River Stories research project organised an exhibition at the ARCadia Festival of Ideas at the University of Glasgow's newly opened Advanced Research Centre (ARC). The exhibition, River Rights: from Colombia with Hope and Solidarity, was comprised of a series of portraits by Jan Nimmo, of the Atrato River Guardians, and a video made by SCIAF, telling the story of how Colombia River Stories and SCIAF work together with communities along the Atrato River in the Chocó region of Colombia. There was also a digital slideshow of all the work that has been made to date by participants from the arts strand of Colombia River Stories, Rios Solidarios and included the work of Glasgow school pupils from Govan High and Notre Dame High.
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During the exhibition, which was timed to coincide with the Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival, members of the public could drop in and make an artwork about their river and in doing so could send a message of solidarity to communities along the Atrato River. The two schools that had participated in Ríos Solidarios came along to see their work at the exhibition and the pupils had an opportunity to chat with the Colombia River stories team.