21 Mai 2024
16:15  - 18:00


Veranstaltungen, Öffentliche Veranstaltung


How does design, when conceived and practiced from the South, forge planetary futures? Interdisciplinary project teams funded by the ‘South Designs’ initiative will reflect on their collaborative and speculative work with communities, sites, and materials. Together with emerging thought leaders, they will discuss how current social and ecological theory confronts the pragmatics and urgencies of making things together.

Image: Courtesy of South Designs

The Caribe Mutuo team will discuss their work on dialogue and collective action based on common cultural practices in the hydric territories of Ciénaga del Guájaro. Their ongoing project in the Caribbean region of Colombia asks critical questions about how to acknowledge, share, connect, and strengthen the processes of mutual aid through autonomous cultural practices, which have developed in close relation to the surrounding water bodies. How can design be open to transformation and appropriation to foster the local circulation of trans-disciplinary cultural processes?

The Caribe Mutuo project team will be in conversation with anthropologist and writer Andrea Ballestero, whose work explores the unexpected ethical and technical entanglements through which experts understand water in Latin America. Andrea Ballestero is currently an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Southern California. She has authored several books, including 'A Future History of Water' and 'Experimenting with Ethnography: A Companion to Analysis.' Since 2011, she has run the Ethnography Studio, an interdisciplinary experimental space that brings together students interested in the peculiarities of ethnography as a textual form, as a research strategy, and as a modality of knowledge production.

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