ANTHROPOLOGISTS TIM INGOLD AND ANÍBAL G. ARREGUI TAKE CENTRE STAGE IN TABAKALERA AT THE OPEN TALKS FOR THE MASTER OF SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY
The activities run jointly by Tabakalera and the Social Anthropology Department of the University of the Basque Country will take place on October 23rd, 29th and 30th as part of the research project Ariketak: la segunda respiración.
Anthropology is a natural ally in connecting the public with the most current reflections and debates about human beings and their worlds. Hence, Tabakalera is showing its support for this science in collaboration with the University of the Basque Country's Master in Social Anthropology. The cultural centre is hosting master classes and talks by experts Tim Ingold (UK, 1948) and Aníbal G. Arregui (Asturias, 1982).
The activities are aimed at students, professionals and anyone with an interest in taking a deeper look at these themes. The master classes on October 23rd (Tim Ingold) and October 29th (Aníbal G. Arregui) are free of charge, though participants must register in advance on the Tabakalera website. The talks on October 23rd (Tim Ingold, Thinking through the cello) and October 30th (Aníbal G. Arregui, The Quilombola movement) do not require advance booking and will also be streamed at tabakalera.eu.
Ingold is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen and a member of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. In 1999, after 25 years at the University of Manchester, Ingold moved to Aberdeen where he set up the UK’s newest anthropology department. He has conducted ethnographic fieldwork with the Sami and Finnish peoples in Lapland and has written about the environment, technology and social structures in the northern circumpolar region, the role of animals in society and matters linked to human ecology, as well as on the theory of evolution in anthropology, biology and history. Ingold currently writes about themes arising from the meeting point between anthropology, archaeology, art and architecture.
The master class with the British academic (October 23rd, 15:30-18:30) will address the idea that knowledge is broadened through participation with others in a process of joint focus and mutual receptiveness called correspondence. The open talk on the same day (Thinking through the cello, Z Hall, 19:00) will examine Ingold’s reflection on sound and silence and their relationship with the act of thinking.
Aníbal G. Arregui
Since 2016, Aníbal G. Arregui has been assistant lecturer at the Social and Cultural Anthropology Department of the University of Vienna. His research revolves around the intersections between the body, the environment and 'traditional' economies in the lower Amazon region (Brazil), where he has conducted fieldwork since 2006. G. Arregui is currently opening up a second geographical and thematic field: the relationships between humans and wild boar on the outskirts of Barcelona. He is conducting this work as part of the European project Bewildering Boar.
The master class with G. Arregui (October 29th, 15:30-19:30) will examine anthropologists’ endeavours to stabilise the wild nature of certain organisms. He will provide an ethnographic case study by way of a personal response: that of the Amazon river dolphin (the so-called pink river dolphin) and their bodily and sensual fit into the world of the riverside populations of the lower Amazon region (Brazil).
G. Arregui’s open talk (The Quilombola movement, October 30th, Z Hall, 19:00) will provide a kinaesthetic reinterpretation of the Quilombola movement—a Brazilian political groundswell in support of the historical and land rights of the descendants of escaped slaves. He will present an ethnographic study of bodily movements from the different practical spheres of the Quilombola people of the Brazilian Amazonia: hunting, fishing, slash-and-burn farming, football, dancing, timber felling, collecting chestnuts, bathing in the river, and much more.
These activities from the University Master of Social Anthropology (University of the Basque Country) are part of the Ariketak: la segunda respiración strand of Tabakalera’s Public Programme.
Photo: Palle Nielsen, Modellen - En modell för ett kvalitativt samhälle [ The Model. The model for a qualitative society], 1968, variable dimensions
Modellen – En modell för ett kvalitativt samhälle exhibition's document archive, opening in Moderna Museet (Stockholm, Sweden) 1968/09/30
MACBA collection. MACBA committe. Artist's donation
© Palle Nielsen, VEGAP, Barcelona, 2018