Katrin Metzger, Ph.D. student at the University of Kassel, and Camila Ponce Lara, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Marburg, participated in the international workshop “Archives of the Planetary Mine. Culture, Nature Extraction, and Energy across the Americas” from the Nordic Institute of Latin American Studies (NILAS).
The workshop was held at Stockholm University on Nov. 14-15, 2022. The event aimed to make visible the mutual condition of geohistorical dimensions of extractivism and cultural production in the Americas. To this end, the workshop discussed cultural, historical, visual, and political-economic approaches from a trans-regional perspective.
Katrin presented a part of her dissertation project with her lecture “Between Persistence and Transformation: Extractive Societies in Chile and Bolivia.” In doing so, she explained the characteristics of the actors she studied in extractivist societies in her research regions of Chile and Bolivia.
Camila presented part of her comparative postdoctoral research project. The presentation was titled “Energy transition and extractivism in Latin America? The case of Chile and Colombia” and in it, Camila analyzed the attitudes towards extractivism of the newly elected governments in the two Latin American countries.
Download the complete workshop program HERE.