UCL Anthropology


Embodied Inequalities of the Anthropocene Seminar Series

Forthcoming seminars


Past seminars

8 February 2023, 5.30-7pm UK, 2.30-4pm Brazil, 11.30am-1pm Mexico

Dário Kopenawa: The illegal mining in the Yanomami Indigenous Territory (TI), in Brazil, and its consequences to my people

Dário Votório Kopenawa Yanomami is a well-known right defender leader of the Yanomami Indigenous People. He is the Hutukara Yanomami Association (HAY) vice president and is currently student of Territorial Management at Federal University of Roraima, in Brazil. Dário is Davi Kopenawa’s son, the Hutukara Association president and a respected Yanomami shaman.

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25 April 2023, 5-6:30 ppm

Feeding the end of the world: agribusiness, pandemics, and Anthropocene in Brazil

Professor Jean Segata delivers the next Embodied Inequalities of the Anthropocene seminar, in collaboration with UFRGS Brazil and CIESAS Mexico
How does the way we have been eating feed the end of the world? To answer this question, the presentation describes how agribusiness produces a scenario of chronic destruction that is highly exploitive and makes humans, animals and environments sick. 


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Heather Davis - ‘Plastic Matter: On Materiality, Plasticity and Toxicity’

28 September 2022, 5-6:30pm

Heather Davis (New School, New York) delivers the inaugural virtual seminar in UCL Health, Mind and Society’s new series ‘Embodied Inequalities of the Anthropocene’


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Elizabeth Roberts: ‘Grappling with lead in Mexico City’

17 November 2022, 5-6:30pm

Elizabeth Roberts delivers the second seminar in the Embodied Inequalities of the Anthropocene series, hosted by CIESAS Mexico


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*Date change: 23 January 2023, 5-6.30pm UK, 2-3.30pm Brazil, 11-12.30am Mexico

Renzo Taddei: 'Can the (Indigenous) subaltern speak (at the IPCC)'

Renzo Taddei delivers the third seminar in the Embodied Inequalities of the Anthropocene series, hosted by UFRGS, Brazil


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