Environmental | Art | Humanities: Narrating Nature (DAY TWO)

Date: April 1, 2016
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Holsti-Anderson Room, Rubenstein Library

A Humanities Futures Event. Organized by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Nicholas School of the Environment, and the Duke Initiative in Environment Arts, and the Humanities. Co-sponsored by the Center for Global Studies and the Humanities, Cultural Anthropology at Duke and the Anthropology Department at UNC-CH, The Abya Yala Working Group, and the Working Group Environment on Latin America (WGELA) at the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Franklin Humanities Institute.



9:00am – 9:15am: Welcome

Deborah Jenson, Director, Franklin Humanities Institute, Professor of Romance Studies and Global Health, Duke University

9:15am – 10:45am: (1) Environmental Governance

Carlos A. Rodriguez, Program Director of Tropenbos International Colombia

Decision Making, Traditional Knowledge and Global Governance

Fernando Restrepo, Fundación Cine Documental Acción Social.

Documenting River Guardians – social and environmental action.

Elizabeth Shapiro, Nicholas School of the Environment

Payments for Ecosystem Management in Mexico.

Respondent: Arturo Escobar, Anthropology, UNC-CH

10:45am – 11:15am: Break


11:15am – 12:45pm: (2) Critical Zones: Flows and Bodies

Christine Siebe, Universidad Autónoma de Mexico

Waste Waters, Soil, and Community Impact

Fernando Arias, Visual artist, director, and co-funder More Art, More Action (mas arte mas acción)

The Atrato and the Amazon: a visual exploration

Respondent: Dan Richter, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke

12:45pm – 1:45pm: Lunch


1:45pm-3:30pm: (3) ENHU Futures

Astrid Ulloa, Director Working Group on Culture and Nature, Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

The Working Group on Nature and Culture

Gisela Heffes, Associate Professor of Latin American Literature and Culture, Rice University.

Trash Matters: Cultures of Waste in Latin America

Christine Folch, Cultural Anthropology. Duke University


3:30pm – 3:45pm: Break


3:45pm – 5:45pm: (4) Energy(ies), Species & Culture

Introduced by Priscilla Wald, Duke Initiative in Environment Arts & Humanities. English and Women Studies

Imre Szeman, Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies and Professor of English, Film Studies and Sociology at the University of Alberta.

Living After Oil

Stacy Alaimo, English UT Arlington, Director of the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Minor

The Anthropocene at Sea: Temporality, Paradox, Compression

Respondent: Dalia Patino-EcheverriNicholas School of the Environment, Duke


Translations from Spanish by Ivan Vargas, PhD Candidate Romance Languages Duke & Miguel Rojas-Sotelo, Duke CLACS