HumanNature: the Sydney Environmental Humanities Lecture Series presents:
Prof Macarena Gomez-Barris: “The Occupied Forest”
Tues 25 June, 6:00-7:30 pm
The Australian Museum
The forest is being emptied – of the trees and other plants that comprise it, the animals that enliven it, and of the myths and meanings that animate it. Macarena Gómez-Barris explores militarization, resource extraction and other corporate and state projects of expanding colonialism upon Indigenous territories in the Americas. Will anything we might call “nature” be left intact?
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Macarena Gómez-Barris is the founder and Director of the Global South Center, a hub for critical inquiry, aesthetic praxis and experimental forms of social living. The cultural critic and author is also currently Chairperson of the Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies in Brooklyn, New York, and works on rethinking the Anthropocene, cultural memory, race, queer and decolonial theory. She is author of Beyond the Pink Tide: Art and Politics in the Américas (2018), The Extractive Zone: Social Ecologies and Decolonial Perspectives (2017), a book that theorizes social life through five extractive scenes of ruinous capitalism upon Indigenous territories and Where Memory Dwells: Culture and State Violence in Chile (2009). Gómez-Barris is co-editor with Herman Gray of Towards a Sociology of a Trace (2010).
Other Sydney events:
Prof Macarena Gomez-Barris: “Thinking with Submerged Perspectives: Disappearing Archipelagos and Indigenous Resurgence”
The University of Sydney
Wed 26 June, 5:00-6:30 pm
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Prof Macarena Gomez-Barris: “Decolonial Environments and Resurgent Feminisms: A seminar”
More details coming soon.
For further info contact: j.salazar[at]westernsydney.edu.au
Image: by Francisco Huichaqueo