Essentials of Unity | Call for Essays and Works
July 10, 2018 Kosmos Community News

Indigenous Worldview Is a Source We Now Urgently Need

By Eva Willmann de Donlea
Kosmos Quarterly | SUMMER 2018 

“Until now, what human beings have reached for is self-destruction, the destruction of Mother Earth, of the mountains, the poisoning of the sea, of the rivers, of the lakes, and the reduction of the flora and fauna. We are seeing how we are impoverishing the planet and those who live there. Humans have strayed from their path and are accelerating their self-destruction.” – Calixto Suarez Villafane

Image | Arhuaco Elder and 1Earth Institute Inc. Director, Calixto Suarez Villafane, © 1Earth Institute Inc. 2018

Kosmos Gallery | absence presence

By Barbara Schaefer
Kosmos Quarterly | SUMMER 2018  

In December 2007, I was asked to participate in, Pulling Down, an exhibition and performances about the Holocaust, honoring the Day of Memory. I was staying in the neighborhood of the Jewish Ghetto and spent many hours walking the streets both day and at night in preparation for the exhibition. I sensed that the streets themselves would let me know what they wanted me to express- that I would find my inspiration there- since it was there the Jews were forced to evacuate their homes.

Coming from a Jewish family, I was interested in exploring my origins and the historical events that took place in those streets during the Holocaust from an artist perspective. From there, the exploration of absence presence was born.