At a time when it is mandatory to think about the territory in its multiple dimensions – geographical, affective, communitary –, the need to reflect upon the nature and technique binomial also emerges. Including allusions to time, memory and extinction, and exploring the impact of humanity in Earth’s present, past and future, Ben Rivers’ films will serve as a motto for this conversation about how different disciplinary practices can contribute to understand contemporary phenomena related with territories and communities.
Álvaro Domingues (geographer)
Álvaro Domingues is geographer and teacher at Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto, where he’s also a researcher at CEAU-Centro de Estudos de Arquitectura e Urbanismo. Besides his teaching functions, he often writes about subjects related to urban geography, urbanism and landscape.
Ben Rivers (director)
Ben Rivers is an artist and experimental filmmaker based in London. His work has been exhibited in several film festivals and galleries throughout the world and has also been conquering several awards. Rivers’ work reaches a different range of subjects such as the exploitation of unknown territories and the wild nature to personal and honest portraits within a daily life context.
Susana de Matos Viegas (anthropologist)
Susana de Matos Viegas is anthropologist and researcher at Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa. Holds a PhD in Anthropology from Universidade de Coimbra, where she has also taught between 1989 and 2006. Viegas has as main topics of research the Amerindian studies (mainly Tupi), person, parentage and gender, lived experience and its historicities.
Chair: Rita Morais