Echoes of Ecologies is an independent investigation spurred by our way of living, our passions, studies, but also worries, about the environment and its inhabitants. The initial project took shape in 2016 during the itinerant travel in South America, through Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia, to document and inform about practices of ecological and social sustainability. As we didn’t have a deadline, other than the ticket back, the study has spontaneously evolved in a research within the research, that is a continuous learning process that becomes a way of life. In the field of environmental humanities we collect the experiences of those who gradually seek sustainability by modifying various aspects of their lives, while at the same time we are into a similar changing circle.
The ‘echoes’ are the stories of relations ‘ecologies’ – the stories of relationships between humans among them and with the rest of the natural world. We chose the plural form to grasp the multifaceted definitions of ecology and sustainability. Echoes of Ecologies are the stories that we narrated throughout the first travel, together with those from following experiences. We chose the photo-narrative three-language blog as to donate wide transmission to the news. On one hand we want to create a bridge between the visited realities and those who follow us; on the other hand there is the intention to give our testimony a sense, putting effort in practising and spreading what we learnt from those we listened to. This is why so far we have worked at a series of awareness-raising actions, such as photographic exhibitions, meetings and collaborations, pursuing socio-environmental issues through our studies and both real and digital webs. Our blog and facebook page are our public archives…
..word and image, images in words, video and text, texts with videos, writings and photographs, a written photograph.We do believe that education is the first step for a sustainable life. To have good education, good information is needed.. to show that possibilities for a more convivial life, between humans and the environment, actually exist and they are also close.