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Colonialities and their Contestation: Negotiating Conviviality in Latin America

The Annual Meeting and Young Researchers Forum 2022 of the BMBF-funded project Mecila: Maria Sibylla Merian International Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America, in which the IAI is participating together with partners from Germany, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico, took place in São Paulo, Brazil, from October 10 to 14. The topics of this year's roundtables and workshops were: Decolonising the Urban: Multilayered and Multiscalar Aspects of Coloniality; Conviviality, Coloniality and the Anthropocene: Radical Transformations around Life; Gender, Coloniality, Conviviality; Bodies, Memories and Epistemologies; Social Suffering and Horizons of Democracy in Latin America; Is Polarisation Affecting Conviviality in Latin America? The Cases of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. 

In addition, two Keynote Dialogues were held on “Interseccionalidad y de(colonialidad) en la actual coyuntura política latinoamericana. Un debate necesario” and ”Um continente a escrever: o grau zero da literatura diante de si e da história”. During the Young Researchers Forum, Mecila Doctoral Investigators presented their research projects. 

Mecila examines past and present forms of social, political, and cultural conviviality in Latin America and the Caribbean. It employs conviviality as an analytical concept to describe ways of living together in specific contexts characterized by diversity and inequality. In order to achieve this, it links studies about interclass, interethnic, intercultural, interreligious and gender relations in Latin America and the Caribbean with studies about conviviality beyond the region. In doing so, the Centre aims to establish an innovative exchange with benefits for both European and Latin American research.


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