Towards braiding #1: bricks and threads (draft)

bricks and threads

Preface This draft document is based on conversations that have happened during an on-going year-long collaborative process between Elwood Jimmy and Vanessa Andreotti as part of their work with the Musagetes Arts Foundation. This collaboration involves several modes of relational engagement with Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, scholars, and communities, including visits, gatherings and consultations, addressing …

A/r/t/cart/ography: Happier, healthier, wealthier?

By Sharon Stein and Vanessa Andreotti The following cartography was inspired by an international education conference that we recently attended. When we first learned that the conference theme was entitled,  “Things we should be talking about in international education,” we were excited about possible openings for the kinds of reflexive, complex, and difficult conversations that …

educação para a expansão de possibilidades de (co)existência

Utilizando imagens e metáforas para contestar a escrita convencional acadêmica, esse artigo levanta questões relacionadas aos desafios de imaginar e existir na beirada-limite dos paradigmas vigentes. O artigo propõe uma reflexão sobre a relação que estabelecemos com o conhecimento no contexto da modernidade através de economias intelectuais, afetivas e materiais que estão entrando em crise. …

affective dispositions of engagement

These dispositions manifest in complex and unpredictable ways, at different points in time, depending on contextual factors. Being able to identify the disposition(s) we bring to a specific conversation and its implications can open different possibilities of engagement. Skattebol conceptualises affect as a capacity and as a “tangible, embodied force that operates between people” (78). …

A/r/t/cart/ography #3: the beach

“The beach” has been used in our collective as a cartography that attempts to articulate different affective investments that people bring to engagements with global challenges and global justice. It emerged as a response to the need to talk about our fears of “drowning” as we face the complexities, complicities, paradoxes, uncertainties, inequalities and contradictions …