Theories, Practices, Publics from Nuestro South, USA
Laura Barbas Rhoden
Rhizomatic Public Environmental Humanities Work: Theories, Practices, Publics from Nuestro South, USA Public environmental (post)humanities, for me, implies dynamic relationality, and so my talk centers on the rhizomatic public environmental (post)humanities work of our network. Our work involves labors of perceiving, elevating, co-creating; including, affirming, reflecting; of deciphering responses and wayfinding in nuestro South (USA). The task before me here is to share the conditions, processes, and labors that have given rise to our suite of place-based, public research projects; our social impact network; and the means by which we, like rhizomatic plants, have found new spaces to live and shape.
Thanks in advance for your comments. I welcome all feedback and questions, and am especially interested in thoughts you have about how to foster democratic, equity-oriented, and decolonial practices within the public environmental humanities. And if you’re engaged in doing that kind of work, I’d love to know what’s happened as you’ve worked with others to shift the locus of perspective and enunciation in knowledge-creation away from the academic/institutional and into co-created spaces?