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The Ground Shots Podcast

Jul 19, 2018

Our first episode of the Ground Shots Podcast!

Interview with Samuel Bautista Lazo, a Zapotec Weaver from the Oaxaca region of Mexico. 

the power of weaving

the good/bad effects of tourism and globalization on Samuel's village and community

the concept of being responsible for land as a village vs. private land ownership

a little bit on the history of colonialism in Oaxaca

how weaving has helped preserve the land in Samuel's region of Oaxaca

how cochineal as a natural dye affected world politics

how appropriation occurs with weaving designs from Oaxaca from Samuel's perspective, and how it harms the livelihood of the indigenous people of the region

the importance of making things from the land



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