Seeing Amazonia in times of environmental change

Seeing Amazonia in times of environmental change

College of Arts School of Modern Languages and Cultures Stirling Maxwell Centre
Date: Thursday 11 November 2021
Time: 17:00 - 18:00
Venue: Humanities Lecture Theatre, University of Glasgow (Room 255, Main Building) AND online - see Eventbrite below for details
Category: Public lectures
Speaker: Marcos Colón (Florida State University and Winthrop-King Institute)

Marcos Colón (Beyond Fordlândia: an Environmental Account of Henry Ford’s Adventures in the Amazon, Brazil, 2017) discusses the profound change in the Amazonian economy, landscape and its people after Henry Ford’s arrival (1927). Based on his journeys into the Amazon and his method of ‘slow seeing’ Marcos Colón fosters a methodology for action, which, on relearning how to see the Amazon, slowly promotes a new encounter between Nature & Culture, with new epistemic and ethical bases.

Respondent: Tatiana Heise (University of Glasgow)

Part of the Autumn 2021 Seminar series of the Stirling Maxwell Centre for the Study of Text/Image Cultures

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