Cultural Trauma Issue Feature
A hand holds a door open at the back of what appears to be a restaurant.
Because the photos in the stories we post at Peeps are taken long after the research has been complete, we look to photographers (wherever possible) who are indigenous to the communities depicted to share photos that convey the ethos of the community and the stories told. Misha's pieces capture this perfectly, and while not shot in Quito, they are shot at the Ecuadorian border, depicting the Colombian refugee community found there.

Research World Affairs

What There Is To Fear:
World Building with Colombian Refugees in Ecuador

Working through a series of ethnographic ‘scenes’ from her research in Ecuador, in this article Lisa Stevenson reflects on the relationship between fear and world-building. By immersing us in these moments, she presents an intimate exploration of the ways that what there is to fear creates and breaks human relations through the way they push communities together or apart.

Listen to a bite of this article by the author: