In 2014-5, with the support of U.C. Berkeley’s Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize, I directed a community-based Indigenous-language film in Easter Island, Chile. The film is titled “Ta i te mana’u kit e matamu’a
Migrant women community leaders (dirigentas) in Antofagasta’s campamentos are organizing for the urbanization or “radication” (as opposed to “eradication”) of their self-built neighborhoods.
In another campamento I work with, dirigentas were awarded with a grant by an international social movement for the urban poor, the Slum Dwellers’ International, based in South Africa.
In collaboration with the Research Center for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (CIGIDEN), I conducted a community-based risk assessment workshop.
In addition to mapping sessions, my community-based research in Antofagasta has led to summer workshops conducted in the campamentos.