Territorializing from within:
protocolos [en tránsito] para atender lo de adentro
This paper dives into how Canto Cardenche, a dying musical style, besides portraying the everyday struggles of a disregarded region of Mexico, encodes a broad repository of ethnobiological knowledge of unwritten protocols related to the internal, the spiritual, the intimate and the land.
Interweaving research in sound studies and ethnobiological knowledge, the paper offers an account of how Canto Cardenche provides a space of vulnerability that knits unspoken bonds between the land and those that sing it. At the same time, alongside a group of talented musicians that include Edna Hernandez, Gil Espinosa, and Luisa Almaguer, Canto Cardenche is explored beyond archival works; how these unwritten protocols serve us today, for those in transit, as not only as a recognition of the past but also as a grounding exercise that offers the chance -to be in listening - with the other.
Narratives of the desert:
Canto Cardenche as a lived biocultural diversity heritage of northern Mexico is a forthcoming chapter for the book Biodiversity in connection with Linguistic and Cultural Diversity book, edited by Anja Birgit Zagler. Published by The Austrian Academy of Sciences.
Image: Karl Blossfeldt; Urformen der Kunst
Dislocating Spaces of Knowledge is a series of engagements reimagining spaces of knowledge by questioning the structures of citizenship and identity woven in these spaces.
Project supported and published by The Austrian Academy of Sciences.
The Sonic Classroom:
A Place Where Ears Attuned is a project that draws attention to the way that academic patriarchy in Vienna works through the senses. Patriarchy is not only a matter of the male gaze, but also of the domination of sound and of what is — and is not — hearable.
The project functions as a network of partners involved in matters of social justice, citizen science and STEM education for young people to explore agency,defiance of our soundscapes through improvised play.