Ever since its creation in 2000, Trama focused on weaving a cooperative
net among artists’ organizations in various places of Argentina.
Over the past two years, the network gathered strength thanks to
the practice of activities that focused on cultural management training,
for one of the net’s main goals is to decentralize information
and such legitimization mechanisms as have historically concentrated
in Buenos Aires, the capital city, as well as to further regional
networks of cooperation. We thought of starting work on a net of
artists’ initiatives in Latin America, so that they can reach
across national boundaries and address shared problems. Thus, we
planned two trips to Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay, Ecuador, Bolivia,
Peru and Chile.
Trama was always specially interested in building South-South exchanges,
as can be seen from our participation in Rain, a network of artists’
initiatives with partners in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. In
this framework, we organized two field trips in Latin America in
2004. The first itinerary, led by Marina Di Caro, included Paraguay,
Uruguay, and Brazil; the second, led by Carlota Beltrame, visited
Chile, Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador. Our purpose was to get in touch
with artists, institutions, intellectuals, and other cultural actors
so as to exchange information in an effort to pave the wave for
the construction of a cooperative network among artists through
both bilateral and multilateral projects.