Event

SPAH Seminar Series Week 8: Dr Giulia Champion

Los ecos profundos: Uneven and Sustainable Hydro-Relations in Perú from the Andes to the Pacific

  • Thu 25 Nov 21

    15:00 - 17:00

  • Online

    Zoom

  • Event speaker

    Dr Giulia Champion

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    SPAH Seminar Series, 2021-22

  • Event organiser

    Philosophy and Art History, School of

  • Contact details

    Abby Connell

Part of the SPAH Seminar Series, Dr Giulia Champion gives a talk about Uneven and Sustainable Hydro-Relations in Perú from the Andes to the Pacific

Often a tension exists between depictions of freshwater and the ocean in Peruvian cultural productions, while the former is scarcer, the latter appears as a space of plenty. These ‘uneven hydro-relations’ become more pressing as the Andes’ water crisis and the world climate emergency are both exacerbating. Indeed, as the organisation Oceana Perú notes for its AgendaAzul 2021-2026 project, Peruvians have been deeply connected to the sea since time immemorial, though, as overfishing and deep-sea extractivism intensify, sustainable relations must be fostered to protect the ocean and its role within our ecosystem. This paper will show how such sustainable relations are considered in the work of contemporary visual artist Javier Silva.

About the speaker:
Dr Giulia Champion is a Lecturer in the Interdisciplinary Studies Centre at the University of Essex and an Associate Fellow with the Institute of Advanced Study at the University of Warwick. Her research investigates Decolonial theory, Latin American Studies, Extractivism and the Blue Humanities.

To attend, please email spahpg@essex.ac.uk for the Zoom link. The seminar will also be streamed in the Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall Seminar Room. 

SPAH Seminar Series Week 8: Dr Giulia Champion

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