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MC | Prof. Eduard Arriaga (Clark University): "Afro-Latinx Digital Storytelling. A Twine Journey to Narrative Decolonization"


May 09, 2023 from 10:00 to 02:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)


GCSC (SR 126)

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Dr. Eduard Arriaga will facilitate a practical workshop on digital storytelling as both a creative and critical thinking practice to question traditional narratives (representations of time, space, and body materiality) on and about Afro-Latinx cultures. Participants will have the opportunity to explore Twine, an open-source tool to create digital games and narratives pieces. Likewise, the workshop will be a hands-on space to both discuss some narratives around Afro-Latinxs and create digital games/storytelling pieces in response to those narratives. No previous knowledge is required, although experience working with HTML or JSON will be a plus. 
The workshop is part of the Weaving Knowledge Event Series which is co-organized by the ETRG Migration & Decoloniality, RA9, and RA5.

// Prof. Dr. Eduard Arriaga (Clark University) develops interdisciplinary research at the intersection of fields such as critical race studies, Afro-Latinx and Afro-Latin American studies, digital studies, and digital humanities. He is currently writing a book examining the way Afro-Brazilian marginal communities, through hybrid and communal digital practices, challenge “algorithmic determinism” in search of data and social justice. As a scholar and instructor, Arriaga has worked at institutions in Colombia, Canada, and the U.S., including as associate professor and chair of the Global Languages and Cross-Cultural Studies Department at the University of Indianapolis. He has received a number of awards and honors, including the Institutional Leadership Award from the University of Indianapolis. Arriaga earned a master’s in Hispanic American Literature from the Caro y Cuervo Institute in Colombia and a doctorate in Hispanic studies and migration studies from the University of Western Ontario.

Speakers of ETRG Migration & Decoloniality and RA5, Fiona Quast and Isabella Kalte, will offer a joined session on April 19, 2-4pm (SR 109) in preparation for the KNL and read and discuss selected texts by Eduard Arriaga. Everyone who is interested is very much welcome to attend! 

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