The Collective Perspective
By Domenico Celli
This summer I will be traveling to the central mountain region of Adjuntas, Puerto Rico to live on a coffee farm devastated by Hurricane Maria. I've spent the past year researching the social, political, and economic history of the island's agricultural sector whose coffee and tobacco exports were once famed and culturally significant. I find treatment of this industry to represent larger themes of external control, dependency, uncertainty and disempowerment in the island's history. I'll be meeting with the people working to keep this lifestyle economically sustainable & socially beneficial.