Brian Batchelor: Artist as Repertoire: Unceded Imaginaries
Brian Batchelor is a PhD candidate in Theatre and Performance Studies at York University. His research is a performance studies informed ethnography of tourism and its manifestations in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. His work has appeared in Anthropologica, Canadian Theatre Review, Theatre Research in Canada, and Dancing with the Zapatistas.
Pablo Assumpção Costa: Performance Practice as Research
Pablo Assumpção Costa, Assistant professor of Performance at Instituto de Cultura e Arte, Universidade Federal do Ceará. He holds a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from NYU. He has experience in gender and sexuality performance and performativity, city and corporality, eroticism, popular culture and experimental ethnography. He is a professor at the post-graduate Arts program at UFC.
Carla Melo: Work/Chop/Group: Urban Observation and/or/versus/plus/with Urban Action
Carla Melo is a scholar, educator, performance artist, and director of CorpOLuz Theatre, based in Toronto. Her creative work and research center on the intersections of performance, corporeality, memory and public space. Her writings have been published in TDR, Canadian Theatre Review and Latin American Cultural Studies, among others.
Julieta Paredes: The Body Territory and the Territory as Body
Julieta Paredes is an urban Aymara woman and is a poet, singer-songwriter, author, and graffiti-artist. She is a part of Women Creating Community and, together with the Assembly of Communitarian Feminism, created a current of thought and action called Communitarian Feminism, bringing together women throughout the continent.
Anna Kazumi Stahl: Performing Asian/ Americas: Converging Movements
Anna Kazumi Stahl is a fiction writer and holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research explores Asian-Latin American cultural expressions and comparative analysis with Asian-North American perspectives. She is author of Catastrofes naturalesand Flores de un solo día. She teaches Creative Writing at NYUBA.
Moderator: Ana Paulina Lee