The Chair of Situated Thought. Art and Politics from Latin America seeks to articulate different experiences, adopted stances, modes of doing and initiatives of critical thought as it addresses the idiosyncrasies of an intellectual and artistic production in dialogue with social and political circumstances and underscores the specific conditions of its environment. Therefore, it fosters spaces of dialogue, transmission and the assembly of intellectual practices which have been materialising in Latin America on different fronts, in addition to building specific actions – encounters, seminars, publications, archives – with thinkers, artists and activists from the region whose experiences enhance forms of aesthetic and political imagination.
This shared project – with an itinerant volition – between the Metropolitan Autonomous University, Campus Cuajimalpa, and Museo Reina Sofía is rooted in the issues and experiences that have materialised from the work developed in the seminar Critical Cartographies. In Situ Practices and the research project The Chair of Situated Thought. Art and Politics from Latin America, developed by the Metropolitan Autonomous University and the Southern Conceptualisms Network’s working processes of exploration, reflection and documentation.
This first encounter, which takes place in Mexico City from 4 to 6 February, reflects on the following conceptual strands: 1) Situated thought/decolonial practices 2) Trans/situated feminisms and 3) Situating artistic practices.