Territories in dispute. Poetics and politics from the south

Territory is a spatio-temporal totality that is not simply given, but constructed. It is a dynamic instance that has a physical existence in certain coordinates of time and place; a relational existence, ubiquitous, polysemic and at different scales due to the link with contiguous or discontiguous territories. It is about a social existence as a social construction through a space-time product of conflicts of interests between social agents with different logics of reproduction as well as about an emotional existence linked to the identity and affective reproduction of each society.

The social and human sciences have traditionally tended to ignore the role played by ethnic, political, gender, class and affective identities in socio-territorial processes. This began to change in the last decades of the 20th century thanks to the indigenous, feminist, LGTBQ+ and social movements in general, which began to raise new questions, to make visible how these identities are reproduced in the territory that contains and constitutes them, and to rebel against this reproduction based on hegemonic categories which is highly unjust.

This Platform for Dialogue proposes to reflect on the space/territory categories and their implementation, on the idea of power that different actors build from the territory today through various forms of opposition and resistance. Access to land, health, housing, food, use of public space, as well as environmental and social struggles, are some of the examples of the complex and contradictory inequalities that characterize different territories throughout Latin America.

Resignifying and rethinking the practices of researchers and activists from theoretical-methodological and practical approaches and considering the contributions of diverse knowledge from different territories. This enriches the analysis and provides a more complex view of the processes and people involved in the construction of the territory at different local and regional scales. From the perspective of the horizontal production of knowledge, it is interesting to problematize the construction of the territory and to reflect on the diverse community as well as on organizational and educational experiences in Latin America from different territorial instances.

The Platform for Dialogue will take place at the “Regional Center Southern Cone and Brazil – CALAS” located at the National University of San Martin in Buenos Aires, Miguelete campus. Participation is free of charge.

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Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 09:15
Friday, October 28, 2022 - 09:15

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