The group aims to produce critical knowledge that helps to comprehend socially produced territorialities that structure society and other spatial phenomena, such as places, bodies, landscapes, architecture, borders, and networks. In order to achieve this, the group makes theoretical contributions and implements participatory methodologies; it designs and implements educational and public policies on land-use and environmental planning, peace construction, political participation, cultural heritage management, collective memory, and geographies of knowledge.
Latin American Network of Researchers on Geography Didactics.
International Network of Social/Spatial Studies.
International research groups from universities in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, among others, and national research groups from universities such as El Valle or Andes, among others.
Mayor's Offices and Governor’s Offices.
Autonomous Regional Corporations.
Public, private and mixed local, regional, and national entities (ISAGEN, ARGOS, SURA, EPM).
Social, farmer, and ethnic-territorial organizations, among others.
Strengthening local capacities for peace construction and territorial knowledge co-production in southern Córdoba (Colombia) and the Urabá-Darién region. GIZ/INER-UdeA. 20192020. Territorio Lab. Citizenship and Peace Project.
Civic Engagement Index in Medellín. Mayor’s Office of Medellín. INER - UdeA. 20192020.
Preventive anthropology program for studying the environmental impact of EO200i wind park project. EPM, Ecosfera Foundation, INER - UdeA. 20192020.
Collaboration in the creation of the guidelines for strategic orientation of Universidad de Antioquia’s regionalization 20182019. UdeA Regionalization - INER.
A significant agreement in favor of the Department of Antioquia’s equity, land-use planning, and competitiveness 2050. 2018. Governor's Office of Antioquia - IDEA - INER - UdeA.
Main Research Results
Territorial Peace: The Emergence of a Concept in Colombia’s Peace Negotiations. Geopolitics, 23(2), 464-488
Patrimonio cultural sumergido en Colombia: negocios y política. Boletín OPCA,13, p.18-27 (Cultural heritage submerged in Colombia: business and politics. OPCA journal, 13, p.18-27 [Observatory of Cultural and Archaeological Heritage])
La educación comparada en didáctica. Espacios y sujetos en el caso de un estudio en didáctica de la geografía en Medellín y Sao Paulo. In Navarrete y Navarro. Globalización, internacionalización y educación comparada. pp.242-255 México: Plaza Editores (Comparative education in didactics. Spaces and subjects in a didactic study of geography in Medellin and Sao Paulo. In Navarrete & Navarro. Globalization, internationalization, and comparative education. pp. 242-255 Mexico: Plaza Editores publishing house), among others.
Production of scientific literature and methodologies in topics related to the group’s research areas of interest.
Expert advice, creation, and implementation of research and community outreach projects. Consulting on territorial issues for various social agents and for public and private institutions.
Design of participative methodologies for constructing land-use planning instruments and for enhancing civic engagement and participation in public and development policies.
Strengthening of exchange and cooperation networks along with other national and international groups and institutions whose objects of study relate to our group’s.
Documentation of cultural and archaeological heritage.
Strengthening the capacities of local and regional agents for analyzing and acting upon their own realities: coproduction of knowledge.