Mecila

08-10 Nov

Encruzilhadas of Conviviality-Inequality

Re-Generating Suspensions, Struggles, and Openings

Mecila Annual Meeting and Young Researchers Forum 2021

Image: Leandro Cunha

08-10
Nov

[2021] Encruzilhadas of Conviviality-Inequality

Re-Generating Suspensions, Struggles, and Openings

Mecila Annual Meeting and Young Researchers Forum 2021

Image: Leandro Cunha

Encruzilhadas are crossroads or intersections of encounter, contact, and interplay which challenge and question, make suffer, or empower and regenerate. Conceptually grounded in subaltern epistemologies, encruzilhadas refer to encountered uncertainties, crucial moments of decision taking, the mere possibility of change, or the troublesome place of multiple oppressions. It firmly grounds in Afro-Latin religions, intersectional Latin American feminist and queer debates, and unfolds analytical potential in ever more areas of study, including disability, education, and politics.

After a year of working together under conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic, members of Mecila will meet at the Annual Meeting and Young Researchers Forum to discuss the generating and regenerating forces encountered in moments of suspension, struggle, and, eventually, uncertain re-openings. The encruzilhada in Cologne will highlight how Mecila members at all network locations have experienced countless forces that have traversed their lives, thoughts, and research activities, yet in locally specific and unequal ways. Post/global convivialities and long-standing inequalities are joined by new boundaries and frictions that cause doubt about which futures lie ahead of societies and communities in South and North.

Location: Fritz Thyssen Foundation (Cologne, Germany) and online.
The Keynote Lectures and Roundtables are open to the public via Zoom.
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Preliminary Programme

All times are shown according to the Central European Summer Time (CEST, UTC +1)

8.11
Monday

14:30-15:00

Arrival and Registration

15:00-15:30

Welcome Speeches

15:30-17:00

Roundtable I: Conviviality-Inequality in Pandemic Times

Raquel Rojas Scheffer (FU-Berlin)
Jerónimo Pinedo (UNLP)
Rosario Aparicio López (COLMEX)
Juan Piovani (CONICET/UNLP)
Moderation: Paula-Irene Villa-Braslavsky (Ludwig Maximilian Univ. of Munich) | Sérgio Costa (FU-Berlin)

17:30-19:00

Keynote Speaker:  Rosana Pinheiro-Machado

Democratic Crossroads in Latin America: Between the Radical Right and Radical Change

19:00-20:30

Reception

9.11
Tuesday

09:00-09:30

Arrival and coffee

09:30-11:00

Roundtable 2: Towards Post/Global Convivialities?

Ajay Gandhi (Leiden University)
Elodie Brun (COLMEX)
Juliana Streva (FU-Berlin)
Gesine Müller (UzK)
Moderation: Peter Birle (IAI) | Tilmann Heil (UzK)

11:00-11:30

Coffee

11:30-13:00

Parallel Sessions

Panel 1: Spatial Struggles of Conviviality

Yves Cohen (School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences)
Georg Fischer (Aarhus University)
Ajay Gandhi (Leiden University)
Bianca Tavolari (CEBRAP)
Moderation: Jeffrey Lesser (Emory University) | Ramiro Segura (CONICET/UNLP)

Panel 2: Multinormative and Legal-Pluralist Affinities to Conviviality-Inequality

Osvaldo Barreneche (CONICET/UNLP)
Elisa Speckman (National Autonomous Univ. of Mexico)
José Rodrigo Rodriguez (CEBRAP/Unisinos)
Moderation: Samuel Barbosa (USP) | Agustín Casagrande (UNLP-National Univ. of San Martín)

13:00-15:00

Lunch

15:00-16:30

Roundtable 3: Knowledge Circulation – Archives as Convivial Contexts

Christoph Müller (IAI)
Nicolás Suárez (UBA)
Peter Schulze (UzK)
Raquel Gil Montero (CONICET/UBA)
Moderation: Gloria Chicote (CONICET/UNLP) | Clara Ruvituso (IAI)

16:30-17:00

Coffee

17:00-18:30

Keynote Speaker (tbc)

10.11
Wednesday

09:00-09:30

Arrival and Coffee

13:00-14:30

Lunch

14:30-16:00

Parallel Sessions

Panel 3: Intersectional Convivialities

Marta Machado (CEBRAP/Getúlio Vargas Foundation)
Susanne Schulz (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Jacqueline Teixeira (CEBRAP)
Moderation: Encarnación Gutierrez-Rodriguez (Justus Liebig University Giessen) | Stephanie Schütze (FU-Berlin)

Panel 4: Ethno-Racial Asymmetries and Solidarities

Susana Durão (University of Campinas)
Clemente Penna (Federal Univ. of Santa Catarina)
Seth Racusen (Anna Maria College)
Léa Tosold (USP)
Moderation/Discussion: Marília Moschkovich (USP) | Cinthia Wanschelbaum (CONICET/Univ. of Buenos Aires/National Univ. of Luján)

16:00-16:30

Coffee

16:30-18:00

General Assembly

Mecila thanks the Fritz Thyssen Foundation for its facilities and technical support

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