CALAS

Open calls

1. Contest for the making of a medium-length documentary on the Anthropocene in Latin America

CALAS invites filmmakers and audiovisual producers to compete for funding of USD 20,000.00 for the production of a documentary film thematically focused on the perception of environmental risks in Latin America, within the framework of the Anthropocene. This refers to human influences that alter ecological cycles and exceed planetary limits. The documentary will make visible the consequences of human systems and behaviors, while trying to show alternatives in Latin America, where the relations between human beings and their environment are more balanced.

The call (Spanish only) is open until February 27, 2022. The conditions can be consulted here.

2. International Conference: Confronting inequalities in Latin America: perspectives on wealth and power, Mexico, May 11-13, 2022

The international Conference that concludes the CALAS knowledge laboratory "Confronting Inequalities in Latin America: Perspectives on Wealth and Power" takes up the three research axes of the laboratory. The aim is to discuss them from an integral perspective regarding their significance for contemporary social knowledge within the framework of an epistemological revision of the social sciences in the face of the imminent historical changes that the region is currently undergoing. Its contribution to the analysis of strategies to combat inequality, the political reflection of democratic options in the continent and a renewed approach to the question of cultural change that integrates issues of diversity, but also of social inequality, is central. It is not only necessary to systematize the results, but also to place them in a broader context. In this thematic context, the aim is to analyze the role of social inequality and elites for possible policy proposals and to investigate the connections between inequality and nature.

The call is open until October 31, 2021. The conditions can be consulted here.

3. Platform for Dialogue: Authoritarianism in Democracy. Transregional and historical perspectives on disputed spaces; Guadalajara, Mexico, March 8-10, 2022

In Latin America in recent years, electoral processes have given rise to the political legitimization of actors and forces that promote anti-democratic discourses and values. This problem finds its empirical expression in the restructuring of electoral systems to ensure long-term elitist interests, the issuance of presidential decrees and laws limiting freedom of the press, or freedom of assembly and/or coalition. The central objective of this Platform for Dialogue is to develop a space for dialogue, reflection and analysis from different approaches, methodologies and disciplines on the convergence between democracy and authoritarian elements in terms of their trans-regional connections and their scalar scope. We invite contributions that focus on the study of spaces of interdependence and deliberately seek or address the multidisciplinary dialogue between political science, geography, (urban) sociology and empirically based global history.

The call is open until November 14, 2021. The conditions can be consulted here.

4. Platform for Dialogue: Identities, Genders, and Inequalities in Latin America; Buenos Aires, Argentina, April, 20-22, 2022

For more than two centuries, feminist thought and theory have been shedding light on the forms and mechanisms that inequalities in gender relations take and the consequences they have on the living conditions of women and LGBTIQ people. With the aim of promoting dialogues and debates between the productions in Europe and the United States and the appropriations and productions from Latin America, this Platform for Dialogue proposes to gather the contributions of the intersectional perspective, queer thought, the imprint of Afro feminism and feminisms of color, the approaches of eco feminism, ethnofeminism and the decolonial gaze as they contribute regional narratives that reconfigure and reinvent Latin American gender identities in pursuit of emancipation at different levels and spheres of social life.

The call is open until October 29, 2021. The conditions can be consulted here.