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Atacama: An Integrated Research Practice

Macarena Gomez-Barris to speak about Atacama: An Integrated Research Practice.

Monday, January 24, 2022

5:00pm – 7:00pm


Please join the Brown Arts Institute and the Department of Modern Culture and Media
A lecture by Macarena Gómez-BarrisProfessor and Chairperson, Social Science and Cultural Studies, Pratt University
"Atacama: An Integrated Research Practice"

Monday, January 24 @ 5:00 PM   
In this talk, Professor Gómez-Barris will describe her current research practice in relation to the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile, an Atacameño Indigenous territory that is a hyper visible space of astronomical mapping as well as copper and lithium extraction. She considers what it means to study with and against the colonial model of knowledge production by centering new modes of environmental writing and visuality that consider Indigeneity, queer decolonial practice, and more than human existence within the multiple ecologies of the desert. Her talk asks: What life forms exist on the other side of settler governmentality?

Organized by the Office of the Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Brown Arts Institute and Department of Modern Culture and Media

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