Indigeneities in the 21st century
Sixteen years after the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2007, Indigenous stakeholders act as global players in arenas such as the UN Convention on Climate Change, the Dakota Access pipeline in the USA, and the Humboldt Forum in Berlin. Yet, until the 1960s, anthropological inquiries considered the same people as ‘vanishing’ and doomed to disappear.
The so-called Indigenous renaissance presents a remarkable phenomenon of late (post)modernity. How can this surprising process be understood and explained? The objective of this project is to study how Indigenous actors evolved from ‘vanishing people’ to global players. The project is located at the disciplinary intersections between anthropology, art, history, philosophy, and politics; and aims at making a future-oriented contribution to (re)emerging Indigeneities and the (re)negotiation of their (post)colonial legacies in and with Europe.
02 May 2023 | Ruben Darío Chambi, Diego Muñoz, Philipp Schorch et al.
What does it mean to be Indigenous in the 21st century?
Last week we were invited to present our work and research group on LMU Munich's official Instagram takeover account...
19 Apr 2023 | Annina Gyger
Objects are beings – A poem
The way I approach my surroundings significantly changed after two years of working theoretically as well as hands-on with objects...
09 Mar 2023 | Philipp Schorch & Ruben Darío Chambi
Book launch and signing of cooperation agreement at UPEA in El Alto, Bolivia
On 2 March 2023, Juliane Müller presented her book "El comercio popular globalizado. Mercado, reciprocidad ...