Latin American Research Community Forum 2021

The Latin American Research Community (LARC) Forum 2021 is a unique event for researchers from Latin America or researchers investigating topics related to Latin America in the College of Design and Social Context (DSC) at RMIT University.

The LARC Forum 2021 aims to create a space devoted to nurturing and strengthening relations between Latin America and Australia, through showcasing the diverse range of research undertaken at RMIT.  

DSC researchers from Latin America or researching topics related to Latin America are invited to present their work to the wider community in a 5 minute presentation followed by a discussion with fellow researchers with an aim to create community and engagement amongst the Latin America Research Community at DSC-RMIT.    

The first LARC forum will be held online on Monday 2 December 2021 at 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Researchers at all stages are welcome.  

The banner design was done by Rashmita Bardalai, titled 'Diversity and Connections'

Forum program

Time Presentation group
Name Title of presentation Keywords
1:00pm Welcome to the LARC Forum
Session 1
1:10pm to 2:10pm
Art, Design and Transformation Andreia Penaloza Caicedo Architecturing-with all Creatures: speculating to engage children with architecture in Australia and Colombia children’s architecture education, speculation, research-creation, post-human, anthropocene
Yanira Carrizo Dust - Tierra, an atmospheric matter, in early childhood spaces Dust, children, science, climate, art
Fernanda Quilici Mola The Transformative Power of Textile-Poiesis Textiles, Poiesis, Power, Affect, Transformation
Osorio Neto “The Ties that Bind: A Cross-Sectoral Analysis of Assistive Technology Transfer in Brazil.” AssistiveTechnology, Disability,Innovation, SocialInclusion
Sebastian Diaz-Gasca The Playful Turn: Paraludology and the Carrying of Meaning Outside of Play  videogames, game music, play
Isabella Von Muhlen Brandalise Rules of the particular: an investigation of exceptions in bureaucratic infrastructures Bureaucracy, exceptions, pataphysics, design anthropology, participatory design
Break
Session 2
2:20pm to 3:00pm
Culture, decolonization and migration Elizabeth Kath Latin American Migrants in Australia: A Systematic Review of the Data and Literature Latin American migrants, Systematic review, migration
Jannett Nieves Cortes What stratum are you? Narratives of Colombian migrants living in Melbourne and how they experience socio-economic stratification Socio-economic stratification, Class, Latin Americans migrants in Australia
Jason Foster The Political Power of Postmodernity: Fractured and Multiple Narratives in turn of the millennium Latin American Cinema. Postmodernity, Politics, Black Legend, Metanarrative,Cinema
Patricia Vera Indigenous “situated” knowledges in the context of Latin America decolonial thinking and the Pluriversal framework Intersectionality, Decolonization, Pluriverse, Indigenous Knowledge, Mestizaje
Break
Session 3
3:10pm to 3:40pm
Environment and Social Policy Felipe Jara Baeza Impact of window typologies on the indoor environmental quality in high-rise social housing Indoor environmental quality (IEQ), social housing, public health, indoor comfort, indoor well-being
Marco Gutierrez Gonzales Opportunities and risks of implementing strategic environmental assessment in Mexico Strategic environmental assessment, urban planning, biodiversity, ecosystem services, public participation
Alejandra Cortes Fuentes Energy culture is Coyhaique city, Chile. Energy culture, energy efficiency interventions, energy poverty
3:40 PM Closure

Contact  

Please direct all enquiries to carolina.quinterorodriguez@rmit.edu.au or antonio.castillo@rmit.edu.au  

We look forward to seeing you at the LARC Forum in December!

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.