Ushuaia to Vicuña – Ensayo #2


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10-21 January, 2013


Camila Marambio, Christy Gast, Melissa Memory and Laura Ogden meet in Buenos Aires, then travel together to Ushuaia, Argentina, where they spend a period of 10 days staying at the Argentine Center of Scientific Research (CADIC). From there they travel overland to Karukinka Natural Park in the south of Chilean Isla Grande, where they spend a week with Derek Corcoran and Giorgia Graells observing beavers and their adaptations throughout the forest and pampas. They continue to Caleta Maria on the Admirality Sound where they are hosted by Ivette Martinez, who shares her perspective on local conservation issues.


To study, compare and contrast the way the beaver issue is treated in Argentina.


Christy Gast / Camila Marambio / Melissa Memory / Laura Ogden / Giorgia Graells/ Derek Córcoran


Thanks to the Argentine Center of Scientific Research (CADIC) offered accommodation and knowledge in Ushuaia; Cristopher Anderson organized a talk and stay in CADIC; Patricio Labra; the National Science Foundation which funds research of Laura Ogden; Artist Access Grant Tigertail who financed Christy Gast’s trip; Ivette Martinez our host at Caleta Maria; and Karukinka, Ensayos’ partner since its inception.

Conjuring (Christy Gast, 2014)

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