Don Colá makes recycled instruments out of Asunción’s massive trash heap for the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura.
HYDROPOLITICS: The ITAIPU Dam, Sovereignty + the Engineering of Modern South America [AVAILABLE NOW]
Announcing the publication of my book HYDROPOLITICS: The Itaipu Dam, Sovereignty, and the Engineering of Modern South America (Princeton University Press).
Showcasing the best of Paraguayan creativity and rethinking urbanism, agriculture, and technology: Paraguay’s young people take the stage at Harvard University.
The 1973 Treaty stipulates that Itaipú dam is not-for-profit, which means it’s supposed to operate at cost. Q: how might both states *legally* derive money from the dam, given these conditions?
Nearly 2 million Paraguayans live abroad + send back vital remittances, but many in Paraguay now oppose the UN pact to protect migrants + refugees thanks to a Trump-esque social movement.
Presentation: Paraguay & Nuclear Rapprochement between Argentina and Brazil at the AmAnthro2018 Conference
Catastrophic Hypotheses, Energy Infrastructure, and Environmental Diplomacy as State Power in South America
Friday, November 16, 2018
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Room: Hilton, Lobby/Street Level, Almaden Ballroom II
It’s through art that silenced stories get told. Paz Encina’s beautiful meditation on the disappearance of Agustín Goiburú, medical doctor and Paraguayan dissident.
Geoengineering saved Paraguay’s Atlantic Forest in the 19th century. It can do it again in the 21st, in the face of massive soy-led deforestation. The example of Swiss naturalist Moises Bertoni shows the way.