1. Platform for Dialogue "Politics, affects and identities in Latin America", Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 14 to 16, 2021
The aim of this Platform for dialogue is to think about the articulation between policies, affections and identities with the diverse and constant crises that have crossed Latin America. How these crises and processes of change are objectified, reflected upon by different actors. How identity is negotiated, re-invented. How people involved in crisis processes are able to reconfigure a transnational and/or local imaginary through which different symbolic and material manifestations of affect circulate. The Platform will be realized as a workshop, organized in collective discussion sessions where participants and guests are expected to present and discuss their own work.
The call is already closed. The conditions can be consulted here.
2. Platform for Dialogue “(De) Regulation of Wealth in Latin America: A New Approach in Times of Pandemic”", Quito, Ecuador, May 05 to 07, 2021
Understanding inequalities is inseparable from knowledge about how and why wealth is generated and concentrated. Inequalities are understandable as a result of concatenated processes of dispossession and oligarchic accumulation of wealth over time. The history, present and probable future of tax systems and, from a broader perspective, of regulatory policies on wealth, can no longer be understood from technical categories. This Platform for Dialogue proposes an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses issues of historical institutions and paths, power constellations, tax cultures, social resistances to wealth, and discourses on tax and fiscal justice.
The call is aimed at applicants from the Social Sciences and Humanities who can contribute to the topics exposed both in empirical and theoretical and methodological terms. It is open until November 22, 2020. The conditions can be consulted here.
In Latin America and the Caribbean, violence manifests itself in many different forms that affect particularly young people. They are vulnerable to crime and social, economic and cultural marginalization. The experiences of young people are key to thinking ways of living without violence. Therefore, CALAS´ laboratory of knowledge “Visions of peace” calls youngsters between 15 and 29 years of age, to speak out on this crisis by participating in the short film contest “I want peace”. They are invited to express their views on the consequences of violence and, specifically, their ways of understanding possible forms of peaceful coexistence.
The contest is open until January 31, 2021. Detailed information on the categories and formats of participation, important fixtures, the awards, as well as the digital material for the diffusion of the contest, can be found here.