My sculptural practice ascribes, in its processes and forms, to an approach of gathering knowledge on land-use and artisanal practices. This approach is supported by the study of botany, archival materials, oral history, and the history of modern architecture, which serve as cognitive tools to reflect upon socio-political and socio-economic realities of Puerto Rico. At the same time, the geographical and cultural contexts of the Island is at the utmost interest in conceiving platforms to take on forms, spaces, and publics.
Given the opportunity to work in Bogota, it is of my interest to put the architectural references of this investigation in dialogue with the work of German Colombian architect Leopoldo Rother for the Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Ciudad Blanca). And, in parallel, engage in the mapping of the Instituto Etnologico Nacional that establishes correspondence with indigenous groups of the Antilles and Colombia. This approach proposes to redirect the participation of intellectuals in the construction of nation by way of architecture and anthropology. These objectives will explore -through employing design strategies within collaborative and communal participation- different meanings and practices of ancestral experiences among indigenous tribes of the greater Caribbean basin while constituting a self-managed educational model.