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Counter-Cartographies of the Amazon

The Amazon Lab is pleased to announce the Counter-Cartographies of the Amazon Symposium, which will take place from January 29 to 31 at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina (USA). Register at the main website for the Symposium here: 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. The symposium includes in-person speakers, a film screening, and a series of online conversations with participants from across several disciplines and fields, from law and geography to cinema and indigenous art. Hybrid events, with both online and in-person participation, will have speakers appear via Zoom and interact with an in-person audience at Smith Warehouse (Bay 4, Amahdieh Family Lecture Hall). The complete program is available here. Register for activities here. An online gallery of visual materials provided by the symposium speakers is also available. Check it out here. The symposium is coordinated by professors Gustavo Furtado (Duke University) and Jamille Pinheiro Dias (University of London) along with a group of graduate students and post-doc researchers from the Amazon Lab. Housed in the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University, the Amazon Lab is a hub fostering interdisciplinary and intercultural dialogues about issues concerning the Amazon region.


Conference/Symposium, Global, Human Rights, Humanities, Politics, Social Sciences, South America focus, Sustainability