Dr. Edwar Calderón

Edwar Calderón interdisciplinary research spans urban development, human geography and education in the Global South, with a specific interest in the (re)production of space and inequalities in geographies of conflict. This has led to research into community development, spatial justice, urban transformations and gentrification processes in contexts of marginality within extractive economies and armed conflict. Through his research Edwar has worked with young people, civil society organisations and local government stakeholders through participatory approaches in processes of reconciliation and peacebuilding. He believes in the importance of research impact and has been proactively involved in and leading public engagement events in the USA, UK and Colombia. In the latter, he facilitated a participatory workshop that initiated a peace agreement between local government and the young gangs in Quibdó.

Edwar is a Co-Investigator on the Phase 2 Large Grant project ‘Cuál es la verdad? (What is the Truth?) De-constructing collective memories and imagining alternative futures with young people in Chocó through music and arts’ (Colombia).


Resource Archive

Search or browse the resource archive for films, reports, toolkits and other resources produced by the Changing the Story and its commissioned projects. Items written by Dr Edwar Calderón are listed below:

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The power of music for connecting young people globallyBlog (2021/07/20) The power of music for connecting young people globallyDr Edwar Calderón, , , , , colombia phase2 changemakers locationblog language-english subject-participatory-arts subject-reflections
Edwar CaledronWith English subtitlesDr Edwar Calderón, , colombia phase2 locationfilm language-spanish