-Cancelled- Runakuna: human but not only

Ausangate mountain (Peru)

View of Ausangate mountain (Peru)

Seminar and public conference by Marisol de la Cadena.

"I once told a customs agent who was quizzing me about the purpose of my presence in the UK that I was there to talk about mountains that were not only such. A bit taken aback, but also trying to show he understood he asked: “sacred mountains?” I responded cryptically: “that too, but again, not only such.” He smirked, sealed my passport and I left giggling silently.  An inconspicuous if frequent phrase, I learned to use not only as ethnographic conceptual tool in conversation with Mariano and Nazario Turpo. They would insist that what to me was (for example, a mountain) was not only that. Coming to terms with what was not only what to me was in addition to taking time, required working at a permanent interface (a mutually inhabited relation) where the Turpo’s worlding practices and mine were both seemingly alike and at the same time different.» 

Guests

Marisol de la Cadena

Marisol de la Cadena

Anthropologist.

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