Seeding & Learnings

The continuous learning space...
Colectivo Sustento is a learning space, for seeding the future, for rehearsing new ways of living and creating. In the Sustento Garden, we learn to understand the natural cycle of this mini ecosystem in Santiago’s southern zone: sowing seeds, tending seedlings, transplanting, maintaining, watering, harvesting and finally, collecting seeds to start the cycle anew. The garden provides the medicinal herbs with which the collective develops herbal therapy and preventive health products. In late 2019, we added urban beekeeping. The garden teaches us patience, and gifts us beauty and calm. In our community theatre work in prisons and juvenile centres, the learnings come from the long-term continuity and constant praxis of action and reflection. This allows us to develop our collective and theatre methodology, our ethics, aesthetics and strategies. From the learning space, we then teach others, we reflect and write, sowing the seeds so that this work continues to provoke social change in Chile.

Training · Writings & Reflection

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  1. Hi, I’m very interested in your work. I’m a Drama teacher, UK trained, Bretton Hall, before it was closed down. I’m currently teaching Drama in the Bristish College of Brazil in Sao Paulo. I’m delivering a Unit on mask and realising just how much I don’t know and feel frustrated. I’ve done some mask training but I need to taste it for myself again. I come from a background of applied drama and have worked with many different community groups. I’m really interested in how you marry the two areas. I’d like to know more. Do you run training short-term intensive courses? My email is My friend and I, another artist from the UK, specialises in textiles and 3-D sculptural processional images for parades etc., are thinking of travelling in S. America in January and are looking for CPD arts courses we could engage with. Please get in touch. Best wishes, Liz Dever

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