Welcome to conference: Collaborative Research, Experiences from Latin America. Part of a series of events to wrap up the RCN-funded project ‘Extracting Justice?’
Location: Pilestredet 46. Room PA113 Athene
Date: Tuesday 22. of June, 2017
Time: 09.00 – 13.00
Since the heyday of Participatory Action Research (PAR) and the “pedagogy of the oppressed” until today, Latin American academics and intellectual-activists have produced a panoply of politicized collaborative research methods that is perhaps unparalleled in the world. This conference presents some of these unique contributions.
9.00 – 9.15 Welcome
Roy Krøvel (Department of Journalism and Media studies, HiOA) and Esben Leifsen (Department of International Development and environment Studies – NMBU)
9.15 – 10.00 : Introduction to collaborative research viewed from Latin America.
Arturo Escobar (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill / Universidad del Valle, Cali)
Since the heyday of Participatory Action Research (PAR) and the “pedagogy of the oppressed” until today, Latin American academics and intellectual-activists have produced a panoply of politicized collaborative research methods that is perhaps unparalleled in the world. This talk presents the main lines of work in this tradition and takes stock of their contributions to both knowledge production and social transformation.
10.00 – 10.15: Questions and short responses from the audience followed by a short brake
10.30 – 12.00 Cases
Marilyn Machado Procesos de Comunidades Negros de Colombia – PCN & Arturo Escobar:
Experiences from work with Procesos de Comunidades Negras de Colombia.
María A. Guzmán-Gallegos (Department of Social Anthropology, UiO):
The dilemmas of translation around collaboration and collaborative research in oil affected communities in the Peruvian Amazonia – how to deal with internal differences and with state and corporations’ politics of differentiation?
Luis Sánchez Vázquez (University of Granada of Granada), Maleny Reyes (Observatory of Socio-environmental Conflicts, Technical University of Loja) & Esben Leifsen:
Struggling with the ‘politics of time’ in a collaborative research project in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The role of community based environmental monitoring in counterwork against large-scale mining.
Roy Krøvel with Rosalba Ipia (coordinator, Universidad Autónoma indígena Intercultural, Cauca, Colombia) on Skype
“The community is the researcher”. Experiences from a research project with RUIICAY, the Network of Indigenous, Intercultural and Community Universities, and the work to generate autonomous knowledge, research and intercultural communication education.
Viviane Weitzner (Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores de Antropología Social – CIESAS) & Héctor Jaime Vinasco (Resugardo indígena Cañamomo Lomaprieta)
Activist Research in Colombia”: Indigenous and Afro-Descendant Peoples weaving peace in defense of their territorial rights and gobierno propio (self-government).
Moderator: Anne Hege Simonsen (Department of Journalism and Media studies, HiOA)
12.00 – 12.30 Comments
Eva Marie Fjellheim (Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund, SAIH)
Randi Kaarhus (Nord University)
Bill Derman (Noragric, NMBU)
12.30 – 13.00: Questions, comments, plenary discussion.