Future Agriculture Workshop: an approach to the New Curriculum (MALBA)

Future Agriculture Workshops: an approach to the New Curriculum.
Directed by the artist Fernando García-Dory.
The activities take place in MALBA – Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires. For this purpose, we will inhabit the Pedagogical Room for almost a week, as a meeting, work and exhibition space.


11:30am – 2:00pm

Internal work.*

Introduction to Campo Adentro and its different projects, by Fernando García-Dory
Presentation of each of the participants.
General planning of the workshop and objectives.

5:00pm – 6:30pm

“Recent history and current situation of Argentine culture”, by Osvaldo Barsky

After a brief historical overview of agriculture in Argentina from the colonial period to modern times, the lecture will focus in more detail on the constituent elements of the agricultural model from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day. The lecture will also discuss Law 201 of 2003 and its impact on the recent history of agriculture.
Based on the current situation, Prof. Barsky will proceed to point out possible future scenarios, followed by a joint debate.

Osvaldo Barsky is an Economist. and Mg.Sc. in Rural Sociology. He is a Senior Researcher at Conicet and acts as a consultant for numerous international organizations. He is also Professor of Agricultural History in the Doctorate of History of the Universidad Nacional de la Plata and in the Master’s Degree in Agricultural Social Studies at FLACSO, Argentina. He currently directs the Center for Higher Education Studies at the Universidad Abierta Interamericana and is the author of numerous reference books on agricultural history in Latin America and Argentina.


11:30am – 2:00 pm

Internal work.*

Assimilation of the contents of the previous day and orientation in relation to the end of the workshop

3:30pm – 6:00pm

A vision about the evolution of the Argentinean agriculture from the Agroecology: challenges and future promises of the current situation, by Carlos Carballo
The presentation will put the agro-industrial model under question, taking into account social, environmental and economic limits. It will be seen how from the effort of Agrarian Extension is shaping the Agroecology, from the 80s until now. We will be able to know in an agroecological analysis of the current moment in Argentina, and the visions of future from this approach, positive and negative.

Carlos Carballo is an Agricultural Engineer specialized in Science and Technology Policy and Management – Center for Advanced Studies of the University of Buenos Aires. At this same university he is a professor of Extension and Rural Sociology and teaches subjects of Agricultural Policy, Social Economy, Food Sovereignty and Rural Development. He teaches Agricultural Policy (Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics -FAUBA) and Food Security in several postgraduate courses in Public Universities. From 1996 to the present, he is part of the Argentine Association of Rural Extension. In addition to advising organizations and movements of Family Farming, he is the Responsible Coordinator of the Free Chair of Food Sovereignty.


11:30am – 2:00pm

Internal work.*

Review of the contents seen the day before. Group work between artists and agronomists. Progress and discussion on the final work.


Art initiatives from the rural environment, with Centro Rural de Arte y Colectivo Cielo Abierto
Agroecology and models of cultural and artistic intervention.

Colectivo Cielo Abierto together with CRA | CENTRO RURAL DE ARTE will tour their work in various rural territories. Through programs of activities, it was proposed to generate a field of experimentation on collaborative economies that promote alternative modes of circulation and socialization of resources present in a territory. After explaining their way of working, they will focus on the TAU project, trans utopian actions, which they have been carrying out for the last three years in the town of Cazón, Province of Buenos Aires.

CRA | Centro Rural de Arte is a collective made up of María José Trucco, Pablo Ramos, Elina Rodríguez and Luciano Bianchi. Agricultural producers, performing artists and builders. It works since 2008 in a nomadic way, making alliances with spaces that temporarily host the experiences. CRA l Rural Center of Art explores the impact that art projects, which combine diverse languages, can have on issues that emerge in rural territories. Interdisciplinary operative platforms are created where people with diverse knowledge and origins intervene. The activities propose different formats of exchange with the community, workshops, talks, residencies and diverse modes of creation and research. centroruraldearte.org.ar

Colectivo Cielo Abierto is a collective formed by artists, managers, producers, directors and diverse professionals who promote the management of cultural and social projects with a focus on contemporary art stories and bringing artistic practices closer to the community. Since 2014 the team has been working on the project Armando Labollita Open Sky Cultural Center in Avellaneda, in a plot of land next to the mythical Pueyrredón Bridge. It has won the prize “Interdisciplinary collective practices in context 2015” from the Lebensohn Foundation. Currently they are part of the exhibition Art in Territory at the Haroldo Conti Cultural Center of Memory. In turn, the collective carries out activities of thought, reflection and networking among art, culture and education projects in territory from the project Management of the Real.

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Thinking futures for the territory, by M7Red

M7 will share about their way of working and networking based on
scenarios, tools, processes or projects, and how futures speculation or attention to non-ontological or non-human agency is inserted into the development of their actions. After this general overview of their practice, they will explain in more detail some case studies such as the Riachuelo Research ( Matanza-Riachuelo basin), where methods of observation and analysis ranging from ecology to performativity intersect with the activation of social and neighborhood platforms, the approaches of forensic architecture for the study of territory and the analysis of river basins as a unit of eco-social organization and a way to claim rights.

M7red is an independent research and activism group focused on the collective description and translation of complex urban scenarios, initiated by Mauricio Corbalan and Pio Torroja that started in Buenos Aires
He has carried out numerous interventions and collaborations, in the field, and exhibitions and publications. In his own words : “The growing complexity of the ecological and socio-technical situations in which we are immersed involves levels of uncertainty that provoke conflict and controversy; the radical distinctions between humans and non-humans, between experts and non-experts, that once stabilized and marginalized those uncertainties and conflicts, are less and less operational. We need to produce conditions to be able to describe and articulate these heterogeneous worlds. Our practice attempts to build these controversies by generating networks of translation between actors involved in complex situations”.


11:30am – 2:00pm

Internal work.*

Internal work day on the contents of the week and elaboration of the final work.

Saturday November 25th


Public Presentation

Workshop participants will present a synthesis of the workshop and results in an open format, which will be defined in the internal sessions of the workshop.

*Attendance to the internal work meetings is optional.

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