Mattock

Title

Mattock
Sumak Kawsay

Subject

Andean; indigenous people; hand tools; agriculture

Description

This project was funded by Bernard and Anne Spitzer Travel Fellowship for research projects involving travel abroad and incorporating the study of architecture, landscape architecture, or urbanism.
Sumak Kawsay means Good Living in the Kichwa language. It guides a harmonious life through egalitarian principles related to community and reciprocity. According to the Andean Cosmovision (the world view of the indigenous people of the Andes region); nature, mankind, and Pachamama (mother earth), are one whole cosmic family that is perpetually related. Within this spectrum transcendental elements form the fundamental bases of an indigenous society. It was my intention to return to my roots in Ecuador and experience this form of thought. From my experience I was able to conclude that Sumak Kawsay is manifested in the coexistence between all beings. Within the Kichwa community it is manifested through the solidarity and reciprocity held in daily activities.

Creator

Delgado, Michael

Rights

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Michael Delgado

Type

Science, Technology and Industry

Identifier

T0383

Coverage

San Clemente, Ibarra, Ecuador

Files

13508664-IMG_1813.jpg

Citation

Delgado, Michael, “Mattock,” Spitzer School of Architecture, accessed June 25, 2024, http://digitalscholarship.ccny.cuny.edu/architecture/items/show/749.

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