During El Caldo we will be hosting a series of encounters, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. To participate at these encounters please check the open call and sign up by sending an email. Attendance to all three days is desired, however not compulsory.
We will come together to knit a quilt, a letter, a collective migrant story. We will do it with threads and needles, and also with sounds. A story about what? About lives, resistances, dispossessions, memories related to our roots, and about what does not bind and frees us in times of migration/exile/refuge/voluntary displacement... or not.
Like water: we run, we stop, we overflow and intertwine, we resume walking, we migrate. In this migration, borders turn out to be hostile, often even lethal. We will knit this quilt, this letter, this migrant story, as a sort of shelter, company and incantation that will keep a collective memory of our steps through waters, airs and shifting lands.
Ancestra is neither a collective nor a project nor an organization: it is an excuse to talk about rights, mainly among women. We talk around pots, or with needles and threads that move, and through radios that are turned on haughtily and unexpectedly. Maritza Sánchez Hernández, founder of Ancestra, is Latin American, from Medellín (Colombia).