Libia Posada continued her extensive research exploring the relationship between body, geography and territory at the Chocó Base and with the community of Coquí. This was an opportunity for Posada to combine her knowledge as a general practitioner with her talent as a visual artist.
Her work with communities in the most remote areas of Colombia served as a basis for developing ideas that related to MaMa’s interests, such as food, sustainability, nutrition and health; With the aim of recording and recovering knowledge about life, in a region where people have little access to modern medicine.
“What interests me is to investigate the survival and sustainability of these communities in Chocó. There is much wealth and knowledge within ancient practices that have been marginalized by the world today. Recovering this wealth can have many benefits to modern science and the rest of humanity. I will explore this with people who traditionally possess this knowledge including leaders, the shaman of the community, healers, herbalists and women in their home environment “
Herbs of Salt and Soil [Studies for Dystopic Mapping] is a book designed by the artist in collaboration with MaMa’s graphic designer Natalia Arias, that complements the Nuevatopias publications.