Lands and oceans of knowledge: arts in education and research
Cláudia Pato de Carvalho (CES), Elena Galvez (CES), Katerina Teaiwa (Australian National University), Patrícia Vieira (CES)
November 17, 2022, 9h30


[This activity will be provided through Zoom platform and require registration]


I. In the first part of the workshop, Katerina Teaiwa will share her critical, creative and transdisciplinary methods of research and teaching in Pacific Studies, and how this informs her contemporary Banaban arts practise. She will make use of interactive online platforms to share her work and enable participants to put ideas into practise.

II. In the second part, three CES researchers will present their own arts and humanities' related research and education practise, bringing together cosmologies, knowledges and struggles for the environment from different parts of the world.

- "Indigenous Perspectives on Environmental Disaster: Reflections on the End of the World"
Patricia Vieira will reflect upon the notion of the end of the world from an Amazonian perspective, drawing on Indigenous thought from the region. For many Indigenous peoples, their world ended when European colonizers reached their lands and forever changed their lives. From outright extermination to forced assimilation, Indigenous communities bore the brunt of colonialism and neocolonialism.

- "Political imagination and perspectivist praxis in the anti-extractive struggles of the Ecuadorian Amazon"
Elena Gálvez will present an analysis on the use of images in anti-extractive struggles in Ecuador in the 21st century.

- "Arts and cultural related methodologies: possible connections with the social sciences field"
Cláudia Pato Carvalho will share some practical examples and reflections on the possible relations between arts and cultural related methodologies and social sciences approaches, particularly those related to Community Engaged Research (CER) and Collaborative Research Approaches.Esta atividade realiza-se através da plataforma Zoom, com inscrição obrigatória. 

Bio notes

Katerina Teaiwa is Professor of Pacific Studies in the School of Culture, History and Language, Australian National University. She was born and raised in Fiji and is of Banaban, Tabiteuean, and African American heritage. Her research extends from histories of phosphate mining in Oceania, to Pacific arts, culture, environments, regionalism, and activism. She is a practising artist touring her research-based multi-media exhibition Project Banaba, curated by Yuki Kihara. Katerina has won two national teaching excellence awards including “Australian University Teacher of the Year 2021” from Universities Australia. 

Patrícia Vieira is a senior researcher and professor, and her expertise fields are Latin American and Iberian Literature and Cinema, Utopian Studies and the Environmental Humanities. She is the coordinator of the project "ECO – Animals and Plants in Cultural Productions about the Amazon River Basin."

Elena Galvéz is an historian, environmental activist, and photographer. Her research focuses on the visual history of extractivism in the Amazon during the 19th and 20th centuries. She coordinates the project "Archivo Visual Amazónico". She is a Junior researcher at CES.

Cláudia Pato Carvalho is a sociologist who develops research projects in the areas of community participation and co-creation, cultural mapping, and urban intervention. She is the academic coordinator of the project REDE ARTÉRIA, a partnership between the local theatre company O Teatrão and CES, which aims to develop a network of cultural programming in the Centro Region (Portugal).


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