Cultural Landscape

The cultural landscape refers to the plains and to the undulating hills of central Trinidad that once formed the foundation of farming for Caroni (1975) Ltd. It refers to the landscape formed by generations of farming: first by African slave labour and then followed by Indo-Trinidadian indentured labour. This is the landscape shaped by human labour over more than two centuries. Most of these hectares of agricultural lands were used for sugarcane farming. As such, these lands are historically linked with our shared African diaspora and East Indian diaspora. We are happy to incorporate this old Trinidad Dreamscape gallery which forms an ongoing twenty year exploration of central Trinidad captured using old film cameras. You can click on images for more information.


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