18 July 2019
Rebecca-Rosea Blome (Freie Universität Berlin) investigated Takiwasi’s use of Amazonian medicinal knowledge to treat mental health patients and the association’s work with indigenous groups. Last May, she presented some of the results during a workshop organized by the Working Group Medical Anthropology within the German Anthropological Association (DGSKA). “Exploring Ecologies of Mind in (Mental) Health: Eco-Pathologies and Onto-Politics of Healing Economies”.
20 June 2019
In her article Giorgia Tresca, environmental anthropologist that previously conducted ethnobotanical research at the Takiwasi Center, investigates how Amazonian understandings of plant spirits are coming to life in Europe, specifically by the hands of French herbalist Celine Cholewka, who apprenticed in the Peruvian Amazon.
10 June 2019
As part of the tour in Alto Mayo, they met the Awajún indigenous community of Shampuyacu where they visited the Bosque de las Nuwas, an initiative for economic development in harmony with indigenous culture and conservation, promoted by the women of the Shampuyacu community together with the Takiwasi Laboratory and Conservation International Peru. As a result of this initiative, a line of infusions will soon be launched on the market that highlights the identity of the indigenous woman and her knowledge of the Amazonian medicinal plants.