May 22, 15-17, in CNEMA, Norrköping, you are invited to the launch of Chilean curator and artist Camila Marambio's webseries DISTANCIA , a more than human web series about unlawful appropriations, exterminations, and exploitations at Tierra del Fuego, Chile.

The launch will be followed by a Q&A, led by Camila Marambio.

(Tickets (admission free) can be booked at CNEMA, 011-15 63 00).


May 23, 10-15, at Campus Norrköping, Kopparhammaren, Norra Grytgatan, Entrance 10A, Floor 2, room KO22, you are invited to a workshop "Queering the Hain - Decolonializing Mourning" with Curator Camila Marambio and Prof. Nina Lykke, related to their research in collaboration with Hema’ny Molina Vargas, President of the Selk’nam organization Covadonga Ona (Corporación Selk’nam Chile, Comunidad indígena Covadonga Ona).

(Pleaser register for the workshop: May 20 at the latest - limited numbers of  participants).


⬇ See complete information about both events below ⬇





Screening in CNEMA, Norrköping,

May 22, 2019, 15-17.


A more than human web series set in Tierra del Fuego, Chile.

Imagined and visualized by Camila Marambio and Carolina Saquel.

With participation of Sebastián Arce, Ariel Bustamante, Javiera Carmona, Julio Gastón Contreras, César Díaz, Valentina Espinoza, Alberto Harambour, Matías Illanes, Ivette Martinez, Michael Taussig and Cecilia Vicuña.





Distancia is a story of environmental proportions, a series of tales that have demanded to be told from beyond the strait of Magellan. Speaking histories of unlawful appropriations, exterminations, and exploitations, each episode sketches the shape of a place known as Tierra Del Fuego. Documenting the drive for justice and kinship between a few unlikely characters Distancia chronicles a wind so relentless it shapes the mind. Distancia reports on remote civilian entanglement with volatile geopolitical agendas. Distancia murmurs a road under construction, and in doing so opens a poethical portal.


Venue: CNEMA, Norrköping (room: Statisten)

Kungsgatan 54, 602 33 Norrköping

Admission: FREE.

Booking 011-15 63 00

Distancia is produced as part of the nomadic research programme ENSAYOS, curated by Camila Marambio, see

The event is co-organized by Tema Genus and REMESO, Linköping University.

Contact: Professor Nina Lykke, Tema Genus

and PhD student Asher Goldstein (, REMESO.




Creative and reflexive writing workshop


An invitation to gather and ask the unthinkable


With Camila Marambio, Monash University, Australia.

Nina Lykke, Linköping University, Sweden.


May 23, 2019, 10-15.

Venue: Linköping University: Campus Norrköping.

Building: Kopparhammaren, Norra Grytgatan, Entrance 10A, Floor 2, room KO22.

Registration: Please register with name, address/affiliation and e-mail, at the latest May 20, to (max 20 participants)



Through creative writing, listening exercises, and sharing of reflections, the workshop will question the Hain and other similar ceremonies, as they are understood through the anthropological material that represents them.

The workshop will take as a point of departure an introduction to the Hain, as it appears in the anthropological/ethnological literature, then move through stories told by descendants of those performing the last Hain in the early 20th century, and to the implied layers of “lostness” and the task of translation and decolonializing.



As described by Austrian ethnologist and Christian priest Martin Gusinde (1886-1969), the Kloketen-Hain is an initiation ceremony of the Selk’nam people of Tierra del Fuego. It is recorded as having been performed for the last time in 1923. Gusinde’s research was later revised by the anthropologist Anne Chapman (1922-2010) and her Selk’nam research participant Lola Kiepja (died 1966). Since the ceremony is no longer performed, it seems to have been “lost” as a lived spiritual experience. Anthropologists and ethnologists, most coming from colonial Western contexts, who have described ceremonies such as the Hain, often limit their description to the specific event (located in space and time) and from their situatedness in the outlooks of White Western Modernity.



* If and, if yes, how, is it possible to “read/write/perform in-between the lines” of the descriptions, framed from the point of view of a specifically located white Western, colonial gaze?

* What kind of “readings/writings/performings-in-between-the-lines” can and can’t “we” (differently located workshop participants) perform

* Which tools and performative re/worlding practices can and can’t “we” collectively develop?

* What can “we” learn as well as unlearn from such processes of collective “reading/writing/performing in-between-the-lines”?

* Which kinds of ethical reflections does the process of generating new approaches to the Hain require and produce?



The workshop builds on Camila Marambio’s longtime fieldwork in Tierra del Fuego, as part of the nomadic research programme Ensayos and her PhD research in Curatorial Practice at Monash University, Melbourne, and on both authors’ joint work to organize ‘Queering the Hain-workshops’ (Melbourne, Australia, 2018, and Santiago, Chile, 2019), recently in collaboration with Hema’ny Molina Vargas, President of the Selk’nam organization Covadonga Ona (Corporación Selk’nam Chile, Comunidad indigena Covadonga Ona).



Camila Marambio, is curator of Ensayos (, and her work with the program has been represented in exhibitions and performances at the Kadist Art Foundation, Paris; the Institute for Art and Olfaction, Los Angeles; BHQFU, New York; Puerto de Ideas, Valparaíso; Festival Cielos del Infinito, Puerto Williams, CL; Kurant, Tromsø, NO; and Psi #22, Melbourne, AU. Currently a PhD Candidate in Curatorial Practice at MADA in Melbourne, Australia, Marambio received an M.A. in Modern Art: Critical Studies at Columbia University and a Master of Experiments in Art and Politics at Science Po in Paris; attended the Curatorial Programme at de Appel Arts Center in Amsterdam; and was Head Curator at Matucana 100 (Santiago, CL) and Assistant Curator at Exit Art (New York, NY).


Nina Lykke, Professor Emerita, Gender Studies, Linköping University, Sweden. Co-founder of Queer Death Studies Network, and Network for Ecocritical-Decolonial Research. Current research: queering of cancer, death, and mourning in queerfeminist materialist, decolonial and eco-critical perspectives; autophenomenographic and poetic writing. Recent publications: When death cuts apart, in: Juvonen & Kohlemainen: Affective Inequalities in Intimate Relationships. Routledge, New York 2018; Rethinking socialist and Marxist legacies in feminist imaginaries of protest from postsocialist perspectives. Social Identities. Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture. 2018:24 (2). Making Live and Letting Die: Cancerous Bodies between Anthropocene Necropolitics and Chthulucene Kinship. Environmental Humanities. 2019: 11 (1): 108-136. Personal website:


ORGANIZERS: The workshop is co-organized by Tema Genus and REMESO, Linköping University. Contact: Professor Nina Lykke, Tema Genus

and PhD student Asher Goldstein (, REMESO.



9 MAY, 13.00-15.00

Faros, Temahuset, Campus Valla, Linköping University


Ice Ages explores the temporalities of ice in an epoch of anthropogenic climate change. Ice has a special explanatory power in a time of environmental extremity. Illustrations of climate change in the news today rely on images of retreating ice caps, calving glaciers, or polar bears on bergy bits; the permafrost is no longer permanent. Yet even as ice exemplifies quickening global warming and its effects on day-to-day life, the time scales of ice are peculiar, especially when keyed to human actions. Western concepts of the everyday evaporate in the Arctic and Antarctica, as for instance the sun rises and sets only once a year at the geographical ends of the earth.


This talk will focus on the example of the first published Inuit autobiography, I, Nuligak, which was written by an Inuvialuit man from northwestern Canada. Nuligak recorded his and his elders’ history in syllabics beginning in the 1940s; his journal later circulated in Inuktitut, and a priest named Maurice Metayer translated the autobiography into French and then English in 1966. In his editorial preface, Metayer writes that he has altered Nuligak’s text in significant ways; most notably, Metayer says breezily, “The original text had many useless repetitions; I have omitted them.” What do Nuligak’s ‘repetitions’ reveal about Inuvialuit life in the early twentieth century, and what significance do they have in understanding indigenous temporalities? This talk meditates on polar temporalities and seasonal repetitions through the example of Nuligak’s altered autobiographical account.Hester Blum is Associate Professor of English at Penn State University. Her most recent book, The News at the Ends of the Earth: The Ecomedia of Polar Exploration, was published by Duke University Press in 2019. She is also the author of The View from the Masthead: Maritime Imagination and Antebellum American Sea Narratives (2008), which received the John Gardner Maritime Research award. Her edited volumes include Horrors of Slavery (2008), William Ray’s 1808 Barbary captivity narrative, the essay collection Turns of Event: American Literary Studies in Motion (2016), and a special issues of Atlantic Studies and the Journal of Transnational American Studies on oceanic and archipelagic studies. Blum contributes frequently to Avidly, a channel of the Los Angeles Review of Books. She is a 2019-2020 Guggenheim Fellow.


Hester Blum homepage

GEXcel International Collegium för avancerade tvärvetenskapliga genusstudier syftar till att utveckla transnationell, korsning och transformativ genforskning och att bli en mötesplats för olika generationer av utmärkta genusforskare.


The Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University is looking for applications for two funded research stipends. The stipends’ objective is to give scholars at the senior researcher and postdoc level an opportunity to write a joint funding application with scholars at the centre connecting the centre’s different research areas. One position is targeting postdoctoral researchers and junior scholars and the other position is for senior scholars and (emerita_emeritus) professors. The applicant is expected to be present at the centre and take part in CGF’s activities throughout the stipend period. 

The position does not require applicants to have an affiliation or employment; hence, scholars who are currently in-between positions are encouraged to apply. The expected outcome of the stipend is to generate a competitive funding application, leading to a research project hosted by CGF and Karlstad University. As such, stipend holders will be responsible for driving the application process until submission. Karlstad University holds the right to the funding. 

The research proposals should be related to at least one of the research areas at CGF, potentially connecting at least two of them. There are four main research areas at Centre for Gender Studies: Transgender Studies, Gender, Health and Technology, Masculinity Studies, and Action for Organizational Change. 

The stipend amounts are as follows: Position number one (junior scholars and postdoctoral researchers) 35000 SEK (before tax).  Position number two (for senior scholars and professors or professor emeritus) 62500 SEK (before tax). Aside from the stipend, accommodation and travel costs will be covered.

The position is funded by GEXcel International Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender Studies. GEXcel is a collaboration between the Centre for Gender Studies (CGF) at Karlstad University, Tema Genus at Linköping University and the Centre for Feminist Social Studies at Örebro University. The Collegium is the permanent follow-up of the GEXcel Centre of Gender Excellence, which was a research collaboration between Linköping and Örebro Universities.


Evaluation and Criteria  Applications would be evaluated by CGF’s internal committee (Head of unit, academic leader, GEXcel coordinator).

The evaluation will be based on the following criteria:

1) The excellence of the applicant’s scholarship. 2) The relevance of the proposed research proposal for the centre’s four research areas. 3) The relevance to the overall aims of GEXcel. 4) Originality and feasibility. 


Application Applications should be submitted latest on 1st of June, 2019. The applicant will be informed of the evaluation panel’s decision the latest three weeks after the submission date. Applications should be submitted with the subject line “GEXcel stipend” and sent to GEXcel’s coordinator Wibke Straube: 


Applicant’s CV, including a list of publications; Research Proposal (maximum 2 pages, Times New Roman 12); Reflection on the relevance of the project for CGF and GEXcel (maximum 1 page, Times New Roman 12)