Learning from young leaders in the Peruvian Amazon
An invitation from the Amazon
A chance to interact with the work and learning of young leaders in the Peruvian Amazon and engage in intercultural dialogue.
The origin of this curatorial event is with young people who have experienced and learned from the Adaptation of Group Relations in the Peruvian Amazon. We seek to exchange experiences between people from the United Kingdom. We will present photographs, excerpts of films, drawings, paintings and documentation of 7 years of the program HOPE OF THE AMAZON – Iquitos, Peru. In this way, we invite you to interact beyond language and cultures through a matrix of Intercultural Associations.
The event itself will be facilitated and supported by Heather Stradling and Nick Preston at the Swiss Church venue. Bringing together young adults in the UK with the work of the young people from the Amazonas; with the aim of beginning an ongoing relationship and conversation between the two groups for future action research/greater intercultural understanding.
We welcome attendance, particularly from younger adults who are interested in connecting with young Amazonas communities; this might include those studying or graduates of anthropology and sociology, as well as those interested in group relations.
We are young Amazonians who have been beneficiaries of the Tavistock Tradition and who are developing our practice by taking new roles. We are starting to become professionals and working out how to combine the learnings with our professional adult responsibilities. If some consultants engage with our work they can also take a journey into the past of our first conferences and help us to envisage our future as Amazonian Consultants.
Beatriz Rodriguez Macuyama (Iquitos – Perú)
Formal Director HOTA-Iquitos. Communications student from Universidad Científica del Perú -UCP and photographer.
Jhonatan Rodriguez Macuyama (Iquitos – Perú)
Social Anthropology student from Universidad Nacional de la Amazonia Peruana- UNAP, art manager freelance and poet writer.
Ronal Huaje Wampuch (Awajun– Perú)
Environmental engineer student from Universidad Nacional de la Amazonia Peruana- UNAP and Drawing artist
Heather Stradling (London – UK)
Senior Researcher and Consultant at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations and arts based participatory practice (in fields such as social exclusion, creativity, young people)
Nick Preston (London – UK)
Research Administrator at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations and anthropology undergraduate at Goldsmiths College, University of London.