Anthropology Talk: Traversing the City: the Making of Indigenous Spatialities Within and Beyond Buenos Aires

“Traversing the City: the Making of Indigenous Spatialities Within and Beyond Buenos Aires”

March 9th, Wednesday, at 11:30 – 1:30pm, ANSO 134, 6303 Marine Dr

Ana Ines Vivaldi Pasqua is PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at UBC.

 

ABSTRACT:  This dissertation examines the mobile and multi-sited spatiality produced by an indigenous group living in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. In particular, I analyze the places that are created by Toba people through movements connecting and disconnecting locations within the city and beyond it, particularly in the Gran Chaco region in the north of the country where people are from. My analysis begins by describing an indigenous barrio (neighbourhood) created in Greater Buenos Aires, and subsequently examining the trajectories that took these people to the city. I then follow the relations that take people from the Barrio Toba to the city centre and middle class barrios, and the ways they connect these places with the Chaco. I conclude by considering how all these places are brought together as part of complex networks that I analyze as subaltern assemblages.

 

BIO: Ana Ines Vivaldi Pasqua is PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at UBC. She works on urban indigenous mobilities, spatial production, and racialized subjectivities in Argentina. She has collaborated with indigenous organizations in cases of state violence, and worked in museum and popular education.