Atacameño Geologies: Subterranean Pluralities and Extractivist Un-Worlding in the Atacama Saltflat
Manuel Tironi (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
Thursday 20th May 2021, 5-7pm GMT
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In the Salar de Atacama, northern Chile, different forms of doing and knowing geology meet. In this talk, Manuel Tironi reflects on the relation between Indigenous sovereignty, geological knowledge, and the (im)possibilities of onto-epistemic alliances in the context of extractivist harm to Lickanantai (Atacameño) worlds.
Manuel Tironi is Associate Professor at the Instituto de Sociologia, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. He is co-editor of Thinking with Soils: Material Politics & Social Theory (Bloomsbury, 2020) and of Disasters and Politics: Materials, Experiments, Preparedness (Sage, 2014)