Submerged Perspectives: Life Otherwise in the Occupied Forest and Along the Alien Ocean
Free Public Lecture
Arts West Building (north wing)
The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic. 3010
Macgeorge Visiting Speaker Award Lecture
In this presentation, Macarena Gómez-Barris, Chair of Social Science and Cultural Studies at the Pratt Institute, addresses her recent work on Indigeneity, art praxis and ecological memories and tries to extend the idea of submerged perspectives.
How do Indigenous peoples under the threat of extractive industries and military occupation contend with the decimating logics of racial capitalism? How do our theories about knowledge and the forest change under these conditions? Macarena also explores sea edges as a non-normative geography where buried histories of Indigenous disappearance and renewed resurgence come into focus. How can we think about the geographies of land and ocean together during the colonial anthropocene? What life otherwise emerges in these occupied and extractive zones?
Supported by the MacGeorge Bequest
Image credit: Macarena Gómez-Barris