Head of the Program: James Richardson

Team:  Eugenio Valderrama, Javier Luna-Castro, Julieth Serrano, Karina Banda, Maca Gómez-Gutiérrez, and Maria Fernanda Torres.


From left to right Maca Gómez-Gutiérrez, Karina Banda, James Richardson, Adolfo Jara, Eugenio Valderrama, Julieth Serrano and Maria Fernanda Torres



Festival Colombiano

Every August we present a weekend celebration of Colombian diversity that includes research talks with music and dance from various parts of Colombia. We also have family and didactic performances. It’s a fun session with activities for all ages.

Expedition Botanics

Part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival, this is a fun activity where families travel through the glasshouses learning about the plants and people of Colombia.

Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas

During the Edinburgh Fringe Festival we hosted an event in which we discussed the social and environmental consequences of the cocaine trade and possible solutions.

Rock Festivals

Colombian Café at Rockness and Wickerman Festivals. Discussed issues surrounding cocaine trade with festivalgoers.


Using drama techniques to talk about conservation in the Amazon forest through indigenous myths.


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