Project Description

FLORENCIA BARBARICH

MITRE FORTIN | Jujuy

The long paths through the academic world of biology led her many times to the same place: her origins, her inherited cultural relationship with plants and her interests in small family farming and peasantry. Thus, the classroom and the university began to mingle with multiple territories and the people who live there. Today, as an ethnobotanist at Mitre Fortin, plants have become objects of botanical study with particular characteristics. From their function in an ancestral ceremony, to their use in a cocktail in a city bar, she began to think about plants with their social roles, their local importance, their meaning in cultures, the ways of using them in a sustainable way and with respectful links to the environment. From talking about them, to talking with them.