"Sweet Trawling Dreams"

Seminários GI
Qui . 28 Abr . 11h00 a 12h45
Sala 3 e Online
"Sweet Trawling Dreams"
César E. Giraldo Herrera

O próximo seminário do GI Identidades será na próxima quinta-feira 28 de Abril (11h-12h45).

O biólogo e antropólogo César E. Giraldo Herrera (Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research e Institute for Science Innovation and Society – University of Oxford) vai fazer uma apresentação que tem o título de Sweet Trawling Dreams.

O seminário será presencial na sala 3 do ICS e com a possibilidade de participação online, via Zoom. Link: https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/84892853957

 Sweet Trawling Dreams

RESUMO: North Sea trawling could be regarded as a characteristically North-western European approach to relations with wildlife: it is a highly industrialized and capitalistic form of fishing, which has been reviled for its destructive character. After booming in the 70’s and 80’s the industry is waning due to the combination of overfishing and economic burdens, aggravated by pollution, and the impending domestication of the ocean. Aquaculture net cages increasingly proliferate in the North Sea and even marine protected areas are densely crossed by oil pipelines and communication cables or are dominated by windfarms. Aiming towards a decolonization of thought from a Latin American mestizo point of view, this research developed a perspectival ethnography, i.e. an ethnographical method onto-epistemologically grounded in Amerindian perspectivism to engage Northwestern European skilled relations with animals and the environment. Working with Shetlandic trawler fishers we experience the complex and profound empathies with fish embodied in their notion of “fishiness” as well as their interpenetration with the ocean “salt in the blood”. Thereby, we challenge anthropological assumptions about European ontologies, and perhaps may develop insights to fare through the perilous times facing the ocean through the re-enchantment of North Sea fishers´ love for fish and the sea.


BIOGRAFIA: César E. Giraldo Herrera is a biologist and social anthropologist (PhD) and the author of Ecos en el arrullo del mar: Las artes de la marinería en el Pacífico colombiano y su mimesis en la música y el baile (Uniandes, 2009), and Microbes and Other Shamanic Beings (Palgrave 2018). His work dwells on the perception of the environment, especially the ocean, more-than-human relations, skill, science, technology, perspectivism and intentionality.