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Aventura al fin del mundo 2017 - 2018 Origins Nicolás Harambour Nieto, Sociologist Chief of Corporate Communications at DAP History of man is marked by movement. And so is our pre-history. We are the only animal pretending to secure its permanency on Earth on the base of building artificial habitats, in coincidence with an evolution that draws the species more towards collaborative communication and complex relationships with its peers, than to mere physical aptitude that might help withstand the harshness of the natural environment. And in its complex becoming, for better or for worse, human being has expanded across the globe, be it motivated by the search of a more favorable climate, better food gathering conditions, escaping war and sickness, or simply under the song of its never-ending will to explore. In this long path –an extremely insignificant amount of time, if compared to Earth’s timeline– man has discovered, endured, looted, destroyed, improved and altered his natural and social environment, naming and registering this on the way. Every witness of history, in that regard, takes part in a narrow selection of facts, heroes, protagonists, good-and-evil, gods and world visions, doomed to be historically situated, relative and limited. Such is our cultural richness, such is our cultural poverty. Humankind’s curse: an extremely short memory. This takes on funny shapes. Speaking with Randy Twyman, director of Patagonia Histórica, we dwell into one of the main discussions around the content behind Parque del Estrecho: Where do you draw the line where history on the shores of the Strait begins? Is it with the arrival of Goleta Ancud? Or perhaps with Ferdinand Magellan? Or with the millenary presence of the aborigines? Even those we call “pueblos originarios” today (original people), trying to make some historic justice on their pioneer quality, came from far away to make these wild lands their home. Then, on the other extreme, but just a little more to the South, we have Antarctica. Human presence waited until the XIX century to be felt there. Alejo Contreras summed it up in an interesting way, when speaking to me about his fascination with the white continent: In Antarctica, there are no aborigines, you see? It’s a new continent. We are the aborigines! Today in Chile, and of course in Magallanes as well, we are experiencing an increased migration phenomenon, with all of the social complexity this brings. However, I believe a healthy starting point is to remind ourselves of the immigrant character of pretty much every member of this society –for many of us in Magallanes, this is quite a recent past as well, may I add. And perhaps Antarctica serves once again as an interesting example. This “new” continent allows us to exit the discussion on “origins”, to center ourselves around a vision of future that is present today in this icy territory: a continent with presence of people from all over the world, destined for peace and science, where collaboration and mutual respect are the only possibility for survival. A model of hope, it may be, this inhospitable place where national sovereignties are still just a pretention. 50 Adventure at the End of the World