CFP: Tracing out scalable landscapes: interpretative layers about the plantation designs

Deadline for abstracts: July 30, 2022


Ângela Camana, Universidade Federal do Paraná (Brazil)
Vanessa Parreira Perin, Universidade Federal de São Carlos (Brazil)

The aerial views presented by television commercials show us, almost regardless of the season, plants sprouting in parallel lines, machines crossing low to the ground and taking the harvest to railway lines and roads crossing less desirable places. We are faced, therefore, with scalable and replicable models (Tsing, 2015), a construction of landscapes through technical dexterity. The infrastructure of modern mining, hydroelectric plants, industrial plants and agribusinesses eschew this kind of “samefication” process, which intertwines more than human subjects, institutions and artifacts.

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