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Counter-cartographies of the Amazon Symposium

Recognizing the historical role of cartography and territorial mapmaking in colonial projects, this symposium explores the ways in which visual artists, lawyers, journalists, scholars, and traditional communities offer alternative perspectives on space, place, and territory, as well as practices of counter-mapping that intervene in and invert power relationships in the Amazon. Multi Day Event January 29 2 pm - 3:15 pm Law and Indigenous Territories (Zoom] Participants: Ivo Macuxi (lawyer, legal advisor of the Roraima Indigenous Council - CIR, Brazil; Mauricio Terena (lawyer, legal advisor of the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil - APIB) 4 pm - 6 pm Indigeneity and the Decolonzing Gaze: Media Arts and Indigenous Activism in Brazil [in person] Keynote by Robert Stam (New York University, USA) 6-9 pm Reception [in person] Live music performance Noites Carolinas (Brazilian Choro music) January 30 10 am - 11:15 am Filmmaking Collectives and Afrodiasporic Identities in Urban Amazonia [Zoom] Participants: Caio de Jesus (Na Cuia Produtora, Brazil) Mayara Coelho (Negritar Filmes, Brazil) Rodrigo Antonio (Secretaria do Audiovisual, Brazil) 11:45 am - 1 pm Mapping Extractivism in the Amazon [Zoom] Participants: Ana Magalhaes (Sumauma Jornalismo, Brazil); Bram Ebus (InfoAmazonia, Colombia) Moderator: Marina Bedran (Johns Hopkins University, USA) 3 pm - 4:30 pm Climates of Deceit: Environmental Rhetoric and Racialization in the Brazilian Amazon [in person] Keynote by Jamille Pinheiro Dias (University of London, UK) 5:00 pm Film screening Stepping Softly on the Earth (2022) followed by Q&A with director Marcos Colón [In person] Location: FHI garage January 31 11:30 am - 1 pm New Social Cartography and Specific Territorialities at Volta Grande do Xingu (Xingu River's Big Bend) [Zoom] Participants: Ana Laide Soares Barbosa (Movimento Xingu Vivo para Sempre, Brazil) Rosa Elizabeth Acevedo Marin (UFPA/UEMA/PNCSA, Brazil) Elielson Pereira da Silva (UFRA/UFPA/PNCSA, Brazil) 1:45 PM - 3 pm Breaths Together for a Change (BTC): Creating a World of Feeling and Seeing No Strangers [in person] Presentation by Aminah Ghaffar (7 Directions of Service,USA)


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