On October 11, the fourth travel of dialogue will take place. This event is being organized in close cooperation with Idipron trainers Kalia Ronderos (Asociación Caompania La Otra) and our cooperation partners Carolina Galindo (Universidad del Rosario) and Tatjana Louis (Universidad de los Andes).
Ex-homeless people are working together with Idipron to get people off the streets and give them back their rights. The itinerary for the dialogue trip was designed by Idipron and will show the "invisible" Bogotá - the city as seen by people who have no permanent home. The armed conflict and drug trafficking had, and still has, a direct impact on homeless people. Yet they are rarely depicted in telenovelas and series. An exception is a short scene in Pablo Escobar - El Patrón del Mal, which shows the homeless as vulnerable and easily manipulated. The travel of dialogue addresses these gaps and reflects on the representation of homelessness in Colombian telenovelas and series. Afterward, there will be workshops on the analysis of films and series, as well as on topics such as citizenship and critical media consumption.
The dialogue trip is part of GUMELAB's transfer measures. Through dialogue and collaboration with former homeless persons, the research on telenovelas and series is brought closer to people outside the academic context, and critical media consumption is encouraged.