We invite you to join one of the field trips related to the IASC2019 Conference. There will be two kinds of field trips:

  • day trips not further than 3 hours to the conference venue
  • 3-days trips out of Lima region hosted by researchers and NGOs working on the commons

More specific info and registration options will follow in due time.


Single-Day Field Trips

Paracas fishermen associations: This is a Maritime Natural Reserve located to the South of Lima. There are fishermen associations in this protected area with selective seafood collection techniques. In addition, it is important to visualize the socio-environmental impacts due to the radical increase of exclusive tourism infrastructure.

Cantagallo urban indigenous community: Located in downtown Lima it constitutes the first native urban community in Peru (according to the criteria of ILO Convention No. 169 to identify the indigenous population). These families, who arrived from Ucayali to Lima in the decade from 1990 to 2000, maintain their language, art, knowledge and internal rules related to coexistence. In addition, they identify themselves as an indigenous community, affirming their common use of space as Shipibo-Konibo people.

San Juan de Lurigancho water management: Two highly populated districts in the city of Lima. They illustrate the challenges for the management of drinking water in the periphery of Lima and the tension between private and collective management of resources when the State does not manage the provision and regulation of this vital service.

Cyclist Protector Circle of the Huacas heritage: Each month between 70 and 200 people make a journey led by the Cyclist Protector Circle of the Huacas, crossing 45 kilometers of Lima. In addition, an oral narrator accompanies them telling them some myths about these ancient places. Although the Huacas were recognized by the State as cultural heritage, many of them are abandoned, threatened by garbage and by construction for housing. This collective of cyclist shares histories about ancient ways to see land and share spaces and reflects on urban memory.

3-Day Trips (after conference; especially related to forest commons)

Chaparrí Reserve: A private conservation area of 34,412 hectares that belongs to and is managed by a peasant community. It was decided to create this conservation zone in order to protect a valuable ecosystem that shelters Andean bears. Besides from being an area that in legal documents looks like a private endeavor, there is a vibrant community that started an ecotourism project as an alternative for development.

Landscape approach for coffee in the Amazon [to be confirmed]: An initiative of Conservation International supported by Arizona State University. This project support local small-scale producers.

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