Incredible event coming soon to Duke!
Environmental | Art | Humanities: Narrating Nature Symposium
Thursday, March 31, 2016
5:00pm – 8:00pm | Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse
(0) On the Politics of Plants | 5:00pm. Reception
5:30pm. Film: Abel. By Fernando Arias Gaviria. 17min.
Discussion with Abel Rodríguez, Indigenous leader of the Nanuya Nation (Colombian Amazon) and María Clara Van der Hammen, Anthropologist, Tropenbos International.
Respondent: Walter Mignolo, Literature & Romance Studies, Duke & Marisol de la Cadena, Anthropology, University of California Davis
Friday, April 1, 2016
9:00am - 5:30pm
Holsti-Anderson Room, Rubenstein Library. Duke West Campus
9:15am - 10:45am: (1) Environmental Governance
Carlos A. Rodriguez, Carlos A. Rodriguez, Program Director of Tropenbos International Colombia
Decision Making, Traditional Knowledge and Global Governance
Fernando Restrepo, Fundación Cine Documental Acción Social.
Documenting River Guardians – social and environmental action.
Respondent: Arturo Escobar, Anthropology. UNC-CH
10:45am - 11:15am: Break
11:15am - 12:45pm: (2) Critical Zones: Flows and Bodies
Christine Siebe, Universidad Autónoma de Mexico
Waste Waters, Soil, and Community Impact
Fernando Arias, Visual artist, director and co-funder More Art, More Action (mas arte mas acción)
The Atrato and the Amazon: a visual exploration
Respondent: Dan Richter, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke (TBC)
12:45pm - 1:45pm: Lunch (registration only)
1:45pm-3:30pm: (3) ENHU Futures
Astrid Ulloa, Director Working Group on Culture and Nature. Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
Climate Change, Cultures, Territories and Relational Knowledges.
Gisela Heffes, Associate Professor of Latin American Literature and Culture. Rice University.
Trash Matters: Residual Culture in Latin America.
Respondent: Christine Folch, Cultural Anthropology. Duke University
3:30pm - 3:45pm: Break
3:45pm – 5:45pm: (4) Energy(ies), Species & Culture
Introduced by Priscilla Wald. Duke Initiative in Environment Arts & Humanities. English and Women Studies
Imre Szeman, Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies and Professor of English, Film Studies and Sociology at the University of Alberta.
Living After Oil
Stacy Alaimo, English UT Arlington. Director of the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Minor
The Anthropocene at Sea: Temporality, Paradox, Compression
Respondent: Dalia Patino-Echeverri. Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke
A Humanities Futures Event. Organized by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Nicholas School of the Environment, and the Duke Initiative in Environment Arts, and the Humanities. Sponsored by the Franklin Humanities Institute. Co-sponsored by the Center for Global Studies and the Humanities, Cultural Anthropology at Duke and the Anthropology Department at UNC-CH, The Abya Yala Working Group, and the Working Group Environment on Latin America (WGELA) at the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Duke University Trillium Project in Sustainability
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED (the symposium is free and open to the public)
See the website for more details, contact information, and to register: http://latinamericancaribbean.duke.edu/signature-programs/environmental-humanities/narrating-nature-symposium