Barbara Marcel

barbara.marcel@yahoo.com.br


SITUATED KNOWLEDGES, GLOBAL ECOLOGIES

2-4.09.2019 at NGBK and Prinzessinnengarten Berlin.

Situated knowledge / Global ecologies: a collaborative Walkshop Ramble was a three-day project on social-ecological justice, initiated by artist Barbara Marcel and journalist Camila Nóbrega, which took place between 2 and 4 September in the Prinzessinnengarten space in Berlin. The project brought together scientists and fellow scholars from the Heinrich-Böll Foundation with environmental activists, journalists and artists, for an experimental format of knowledge exchange. The main themes were guided by different understandings of what has been called ecology and the global dynamics of knowledge production and narratives about the territories, seeking decolonial and antipatriarchal views.

As a closing debate in collaboration with the project »Licht Luft Scheiße. Perspektiven auf Ökologie und Moderne«, the dialogue was open to the public, with the participation of the workshop participants, and the presence of the Brazilian urban farmer and researcher Sílvia Baptista, representative leader of the struggle for land rights in Brazil. The debate was mediated by Florian Wüst, Barbara Marcel and Camila Nobrega, focusing on the ongoing narratives about social-environmental conflicts in Brazil and the situation of struggle of diverse social movements and forest peoples, not only for the right to land, but for the right to livelihoods, community practices and common imaginaries. From a local-global perspective and reflecting on what was produced throughout the Workshop, the aim was to discuss asymmetries related to land rights and, simultaneously, to the production of discourses. The role of patriarchy and coloniality in organizing bodies and territories were in the core of the discussion.




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Barbara Marcel

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