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Godofredo Enes Pereira (Session B)

Jul 27 – Sep 4, 2020
Summer Intensive 2020
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Dreams, visitations and possessions are said to be ways for the dead to communicate with the living. The dead, the ancestors, and the environment with which they are connected. Often they speak of origin stories and the beginning of the world. In some accounts, they speak of crops, of fate, and of the future. But the dead also speak of violence, of extraction, of plunder. And sometimes, they speak of impending disaster.

Why are both dreams and the voice of the dead so important for communities fighting colonial violence across the world? What can be the role of the dead, and their appearances, within environmental struggles?

In the context of ongoing struggles against extractivism, ecocide, and colonial violence, this project will focus on dreams, visitations, visions, spirit-possession, and similar moments of communication between the living, the dead, and the non-living. Participants will collectively discuss the importance of the dead and the spirit world for practices of care and making kin, and the reasons why indigenous peoples from across the world say that white people don’t know how to dream; we will look into the multiple ways in which the dead come to speak of environments and the evidentiary status of their appearances.

Please download the full syllabus in the Resources section of this page.

Schedule
  • Dreams, Visions, and Visitations

    Tue, Sep 1, 2020
    10:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Wed, Sep 2, 2020
    10:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Thu, Sep 3, 2020
    10:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Fri, Sep 4, 2020
    10:30 am to 12:30 pm
About Godofredo Enes Pereira

Dr. Godofredo Enes Pereira is an architect and researcher. He is the Head of Programme for the MA Environmental Architecture at the Royal College of Art, London. His doctoral research titled ‘The Underground Frontier: Technoscience and Collective Politics’ investigated political and territorial conflicts within the planetary race for underground resources. He was a member of Forensic Architecture where he led the Atacama Desert project, an investigation of environmental and human rights violations in the Atacama Desert. He edited the book Savage Objects (INCM, 2012), was the curator of Objectology (European Capital of Culture, 2012) and the exhibition Object / Project (Lisbon Architecture Triennial, 2016). For the past decade, Godofredo has been conducting research, publishing, and exhibiting environmental architectures and collective politics. He is currently working on the publication of Ex-Humus: Architecture and Territorial Politics in the Underground Frontier; is developing research on The Lithium Triangle, across Chile, Bolivia and Argentina, and is a Co-I on the project “Scales of Climate Justice” funded by the British Academy. Godofredo is part of Transversal Collective, a design platform for institutional programming and territorial intervention.

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Jul 27 – Sep 4, 2020
Summer Intensive 2020
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