Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, the Brazilian anthropologist known for his attempt to decolonise thought, is the axe in this two fold opening, delivered in the format of a lecture performance by Fernanda Silva, founder of the activist Metaphor Teatro Galpao in Parnaiba, Brazil, and a keynote speech by Alvaro Domingues, Portuguese writer and geographer with a specific interest in the geography of social inequalities.
While Viveiros de Castro in his text “Os Involuntários da Pátria” denounces the condition of the Native Americans in Brazil - uprooted from their indigenous presence in the Americas, colonised by the Europeans, and excluded as full citizens - Domingues leads us to central questions of the Anthropocene: who are the “excluded” of today and what new or old worlds do they inhabit?
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