Christine Folch

Honoring Don Colá–the luthier of Cateura

Don Colá makes recycled instruments out of Asunción’s massive trash heap for the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura.

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HYDROPOLITICS: The ITAIPU Dam, Sovereignty + the Engineering of Modern South America [AVAILABLE NOW]

Announcing the publication of my book HYDROPOLITICS: The Itaipu Dam, Sovereignty, and the Engineering of Modern South America (Princeton University Press).

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Interview (Spanish): El Caso Itaipú en Paraguay4Export

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Looking for Itaipú Post 2023 & the work we’ve been doing on Energy + Paraguay? Click here.

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July 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beyond Perceptions: Innovation, Creativity & the Harvard Paraguay Conference 2019

Showcasing the best of Paraguayan creativity and rethinking urbanism, agriculture, and technology: Paraguay’s young people take the stage at Harvard University.

May 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Hydropolitics in Latin America (Video)

The 1973 Treaty stipulates that Itaipú dam is not-for-profit, which means it’s supposed to operate at cost. Q: how might both states *legally* derive money from the dam, given these conditions?

February 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Foraging Adventure: Brewing Yaupon at Duke

Proof that there’s no reason to suffer a caffeine-free life at Duke. We made yaupon (aka cassina tea) from foraged Ilex vomitoria leaves. It’s awesome. Yes, there’s video.

February 17, 2019 · Leave a comment