Taking Claude Lévi-Strauss’s memoir Tristes Tropiques as an example – what role do nonhuman entities play in fashioning narratives about the Amazon, whether produced by Indigenous people or ‘newcomers’?
Bioart emerged in the 1990s and its artists generate a critical debate about biotechnology and life processes. This piece provides an overview of the bioart scene in Argentina.
MARIA PAULA PRATES
Mbyá-Guarani Indigenous women’s children are ever more likely to be born in hospitals and thus without the support of ambojau va’e (‘those who bathe’). What does this mean for the women’s reproductive and sexual health?
The period between 1890 to 1980 marked Venezuela’s insertion into the vortex of oil extraction. But the political and cultural discourses built around oil rendered invisible other cultures nurtured around the extraction of nature.
Delving into the Pewenche ecology of the pewen tree, this piece reflects on the problems and injustices of a colonial way of inhabiting the world and its related conservation approaches.
Walking occupies the everyday life of the Bayaka. It is a prerequisite for their well-being and one of the main sources of both cultural continuity and innovation. Forest walking is also an initiation into Bayaka relational ecology
The second instalment of this mini series celebrating Paul Gilroy’s seminal book, explores the enduring tension in his work between music and the written word, and how this generates a planetary version of human life.
To celebrate the IAS publication Wastiary, Think Pieces is publishing three chapters that reflect different perspectives on waste, the meanings and manifestations of it. Third: Zero Waste.
To celebrate the IAS publication Wastiary, Think Pieces is publishing three chapters that reflect different perspectives on waste, the meanings and manifestations of it. Second: Yawning and Yearning.
The Spanish port of Sanlúcar is a crucial landmark in the history of European colonisation. The port was unavoidable for ships arriving in Europe and departing to the Americas. Countless opportunists and colonisers …
Public debate around the climate catastrophe has become increasingly fraught, divisive and desperate. The exhibition Dear Earth at the Hayward Gallery offers a fresh approach.
ADRIANA SUÁREZ DELUCCHI
My visit to Cecilia Vicuña’s exhibition Brain Forest Quipu at the Tate Modern was an immersive experience. Although situated in the open plan space of the Turbine Hall, I was pulled into a far more intimate and inward place.