The Flow Of Selves

The Flow Of Selves by Daniel Ruiz-Serna

Rivers are the main transportation route in Bajo Atrato (Colombia). Most social relationships are created and maintained thanks to the journeys that rivers allow. Just as a society might be described as a network of social relationships, the landscape in this region might be conceived of as a network of rivers. People constantly move through both social and aquatic networks. Rivers then are not simply associated with social ties; they, in fact, permit such ties. Rivers do not just represent flow or movement. Rather, their actuality, their thereness render them flow and movement.