We are delighted to announce that Geraldine Pratt, Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia, will give the Society and Space lecture at the 2017 AAG meeting in Boston.
The talk is titled “Tlingipino Bingo! Ethnographic Performance and Games of Chance in the Decolonizing Present,” and is scheduled for Thursday April 6th from 3:20pm to 5pm in Room 312, Hynes Convention Centre, Third Level.
As ethnography of performance and performative ethnography, Pratt will present on her collaborative research with Caleb Johnston on Filipino migrant workers as it has traveled in the form of a testimonial play. A script reading of their play in the city of Whitehorse in the Canadian north in 2015 led to a collaboration between Filipino and Tlingit performance artists, and the gift of Tlingipino Bingo, an interactive performance that took place in summer 2016. Tlingipino Bingo brings into conversation distinct but related forms of biopolitical violence and disposability enacted through settler colonial dispossession and racialized exploitation of migrant labour. The talk will thus sit squarely within emerging debates between indigenous, critical race and migration studies.