Ancestral Cosmovisions/Territories of Action, Encuentro III of the Center for Arts, Design, and Social Research’s “Cosmological Gardens” program series, will consist of a variety of seminars and workshops taking place from October 8–31, 2021. Focusing on decolonial methodologies and research that challenges the ongoing exploitation of lands, waters, and other natural environments, this initiative will emphasize the crucial role of indigenous practices as panelists and attendees discuss territorial struggles and related stories of cultivation.

In addition to considering the care of the land, water, seed, and food, as well as reparation processes, Ancestral Cosmovisions/Territories of Action will impress the importance of storytelling as a means of connecting people, locations, and more to sustain communal solidarity as we develop new ways of planetary thinking.

Set to lead Ancestral Cosmovisions/Territories of Action is a globally diverse group of activists comprising researchers, writers, artists, architects, curators, farmers, and seed keepers. Speakers and workshop facilitators include Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (Kenya); Elizabeth Hoover (Mohawk/US); Adam Sings In The Timber (Crow Apsáalooke/US); Ali Kemal Ertem & TomKeogh/Maquis Projects & KomBost: Kemeralti Komsu Bostanlar (Kemeralti Neighbors Gardens) (Turkey); Yornel Martinez (Cuba); Luigi Coppola (Italy); Pelin Tan (Turkey); and Sibonelo Gumede (South Africa).

Artists, activists, agronomists, writers, researchers, and students are invited to join this intensive initiative for dialogue, knowledge exchange, project sharing, and creating ongoing networks of mutual support and growth.

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