Project Description

Quechua Project

Living above 10,000 feet: Mostly agricultural communities, the Quechua farm the rich soil of the high mountain region of the Andes Range. Many of their traditional foods are known around the world and the original seed stocks are still preserved here (mainly potatoes and quinoa). The project explores daily life and focuses on the personal stories various community members want to share. A special focus is given to the complications of modern agriculture intersecting traditional farming practices and the perspectives among the Quechua.

  • Childhood stories
  • Language preservation interest
  • Seed saving or transitioning to hybrids?
  • Food Market and Trade effects on diet and health
  • Preserved culture and blended/transitioning concepts