Before a packed auditorium, there were about 120 people, the anthropologist John Durston last Thursday gave a lecture on social capital, political patronage and regional social movement. His presence was part of the presentation of the “Launching the ARV Development Model – The paradigm Aysen Life Reserve (ARV) as an Alternative Development,” in which a group of organizations and citizens of the region have been moving in the last time as a local proposal. In his presentation, the researcher pointed to the obstacles that exist to bring about the changes you are looking for citizenship, one of which is the dependence of the grassroots leaders to the party structure. “The main obstacle to the creation of a social capital of an entire region is the party political patronage, which is the equation of favors for votes, something like a political market” Durston said, while noting that the studies conducted in field suggests that market relations are not only interpersonal, interclass. However, despite the inertia that is generated, “we have seen in recent years, various movements have emerged, including at local, communal, where there is turmoil or initiatives to begin to change.
So there can be a very rapid change, whose consequences are not predictable, “he concluded. It was with this conviction, as a way to break up a system that sequesters the citizen wills, the president of Codesa, Chible Miriam, told the process has proceeded to the paradigm shift from the base, from civil society. “The statement Aysen Life Reserve is a declaration of love to the Aysen Region, full of feelings toward the natural world, invisible, transcendent and discover. Full of affection towards other societies and to each of its members, full of hope for our common future “were his opening words. He said it is “a call ethical, moral, solidarity and universal cooperation, coherence and consistency in behaviors and actions of the State, enterprises and individuals. ” On the occasion of the coordinator of the initiative, Veronica Venegas, reported that the site is now available which is available to enable citizens to make their contributions to the construction of the collective model, for which the can register and upload information.
Alejandro del Pino, chairman of the Corporation Costa Carrera, explained the objectives, among which are systematizing the contents and rationale of the proposed development model, socializing, support, monitor and further initiatives that promote the realization of ARVs in the different fields and promote a network of local leaders who promote this paradigm of development locally and formulate initiatives and projects aimed at obtaining financial resources to enable the maintenance of the strategies and the achievement of the objectives of the project. For now, it is considered to work at ground to fulfill each of these goals. In hand, recognized the work of several people who from their different fields have worked for Aysen Life Reserve, as the director of subsidiary Codeff Aysen Peter Hastmann, Paola Bauerle Certification Council Firewood, July Meier Chamber of Tourism of Coyhaique and Martin Hartmann and Sergio Diaz of the National Association Young Tehuelches. The activity, which is the beginning of a work that is strengthened by the joint work of all stakeholders, attended symphonic quartet “Southern Wind” and the trio “Pair of Cuttlefish” composed by Richard Sepulveda, Jose Aguilar and Hugo Uribe.