An Experience from the Caribbean
Welcome to Garden Puerto Rico.
Here you will find a short introduction to our beloved home in the heart of the Caribbean.
Our partners, organizers and sponsors are thrilled to receive you with a warm welcome by sharing a glimpse of Puerto Rico’s natural beauty and charm.
As part of our approach to this year’s theme, A New Digital Deal, we want to showcase the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust’s mission to apply digital technology, innovation and research to resolve the social challenges that afflict Puerto Rican communities.
In addition to this, you will hear from Argentinian artist Joaquin Fargas, our co-mastermind and collaborator for the joint venture Pulsar la Tierra. This project was born from long conversations between Buenos Aires and San Juan about bio-art, earthquakes, technology and the fear humans have of these precipitous and destructive natural phenomena. The conversations eventually transformed into an exploration of tremors as the manifestation of our Mother Earth’s life force, her pulse.
Through Joaquin’s performance, we intend to send a message to the mythical Earth: Pachamama, according to the Quechuas in South America, and/or Atabey, life-giving goddess according to the Taínos in the Caribbean. We hope that this performance will help us better understand that our planet is a living thing, that earthquakes are simply a manifestation of her “being” and that we are all connected to the universe in ways we seldom imagine.
Luz A. Crespo Valentin, CEO- PRSTRT-PR
Brad Dean, CEO- DMO-PR
Johnny Lugo Vega-PR
Dr. David Méndez Chancellor UAGM Gurabo-PR
Fideicomiso TV- PRSTRT-PR
Garden Buenos Aires-AR