From Colonia to Silver Lake: the Recoupling of Eco-Societies and Climate Changes


In 1968, Abel left Colonia (Uruguay), the town where he had been raised. In the course of ten years, farms there, such as the one Abel’s family had so far lived by, had gone through a process of consolidation into upscaled agricultural exploitations. The change in Colonia’s environment, prompted the migration of a significant part of the young Colonienses. In his current home in Silver Lake (LA), Abel has occupied the space between his backyard and the freeway with a stepped vegetable patch. Chatting daily through Skype and exchanging the seeds of their best crops though letters, Abel’s Colonien relatives and old friends now living in Venezuela, Italy or Alaska have reconstructed a transmedia and networked version of their past concentrated eco-society.

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