Queer Ecology - a talk by Dr. Briggite Baptiste
A talk by Dr. Briggite Baptiste, a transgender LGBTQI activist and the Director of the National Biodiversity Institute of Colombia (the “Alexander von Humboldt Biological Resources Research Institute”). She is a cultural landscape ecologist and an expert on environmental issues and biodiversity in Colombia.
Acknowledgement of biodiversity has provided modern society with a challenging image of life on Earth. Despite this reality, which is extremely vibrant in countries such as Colombia, diversities remain invisible and poorly valued, perhaps as a result of the limited tools and ways by which society has looked at reality. Biological innovation as well as cultural evolution rely on exchange of information and the permanent display of cross breed bodies, populations, ideas and behaviors to be tested on the grounds of adaptability, which is never absolute: context keeps changing as well. The reconnection of nature and culture under a shared umbrella of variability and mutual feedback is fundamental to confront the upcoming the ecological chaos we have created under our pretention and policies of control and simplicity, therefore we need to march again in a fully colored ecological parade... Let´s embrace queer ecology!