The Brazil LAB co-organized a daylong colloquium The Ends of Nature? on October 12, 2018, featuring original research at the intersections of literature, film, architecture, anthropology, environmental studies and theory. Scholars hailing from Princeton, Rice, NYU, Rutgers, UChicago, and University of São Paulo spoke on panels such as Bodies of Nature, Extraction/Echopoetics, and The Amazonia Nexus. The keynote speaker, anthropologist Eduardo Kohn (McGill and author of How Forests Think), presented critical insights from his new work on ecologizing thought and shamanism in the Ecuadorian Amazon as well as creative soundscapes. The keynote was followed by a lively conversation with João Biehl, Professor of Anthropology and co-director of Brazil LAB on extractivist economy, cosmic agency, shamanic politics, and ethnographic art.
Photos by Daiane Tamanaha