Constanza Ambiado: Body and Experience in Research: Approaches to Racism, Memory, and Punishment
Constanza Ambiado is a historian and aesthete at the Universidad Católica de Chile. She is co-coordinator of the Research Group on the Sociology of the Body and Emotions at the Universidad de Chile. Her work is an interdisciplinary approach to understanding practices of violence from the intersections of social sciences and the arts.
Meida McNeal: Hemispheric Blackness: Afro-Diasporic Politics and Performance Across the Americas
Meida McNeal is a Chicago-based independent artist and scholar. She is the Artistic and Managing Director of Honey Pot Performance, a multi-disciplinary Afro-feminist collaborative exploring identity, belonging, and difference. She develops work for the everyday body, tying together individual experience and collective social themes through choreography and ethnography.
Ana Harcha Cortés: Artistic Action, Political Will, and Shaping Collective: Possibilities of a Relationship
Ana Harcha organizes the Empresa de Circo Pacheco-Kaulen. She is professor in the Department of Theatre, Faculty of Arts, Universidad de Chile. With Núcleo Arte, Política y Comunidad, she leads the Comisión Ortúzar in creating interdisciplinary work from the meeting minutes of the 1980 drafting of the Chilean Constitution.
Praba Pilar: Dissident Bodies: Activism Beyond Citizenship and State
Praba Pilar is a Colombian multi-disciplinary artist, technologist and cultural theorist exploring aspects of emerging technologies which generate globalized forms of economic and ecological crisis. She presents counter narrative performances, street theatre, interactive installations, digital artworks, writing and websites.
Jorge Díaz, Felipe Rivas San Martín: Sexualidades Excéntricas: Performance at the Edge
Jorge Díaz is a sexual dissidence activist, biologist, poet, and feminist, with a PhD in Biochemistry from the Universidad de Chile. He has been a member of the Colectivo Universitario de Disidencia Sexual (CUDS) since 2008. He has written and published articles on biopolitics, feminist theory and aesthetics, and has also participated in art and sexual politics-related conferences.
Moderator: Felipe Rivas San Martín