Suarez, Maka, Jorge Nunez, Maria Elissa Torres Carrasco, and Ronny Rafael Zegarra Pena. 2019. “Kaleidoscopic STS: interruptions from the Global South." In Innovating STS Gallery Exhibit, curated by Aalok Khandekar and Kim Fortun. Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science. New Orleans, USA, Sept 5. https://stsinfrastructures.org/content/kaleidoscopic-sts-interruptions-g...
Interrupting Air Pollution: Ethnography, Art, and Urban Disruptions in El Vado (Cuenca, Ecuador)
In Ecuadorian social sciences, interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches are relatively new and rather scarce within academia. Kaleidos has been created as a horizontal decision-making research platform that can welcome a variety of projects under the umbrella of interdisciplinary...Read more
A research center in the global south—like Kaleidos—speaks to the history of postcolonial neoliberal construction of academic infrastructures. What this means is that Kaleidos was purposefully set up in the global south. It is part of thinking about the power relations behind academic...Read more
Kaleidos aims to produce research that informs local problems through socially engaged mechanisms, and by combining multidisciplinary perspectives to the development of innovative solutions to global challenges. The Center for Interdisciplinary Ethnography - Kaleidos produces academic research...Read more
We want to suggest research centers like Kaleidos can become innovative academic spaces in the growing context of global academic labor precarity—which is certainly not exclusive to the US—and we want to argue for the central role of ethnography in imagining new ways of engaging with the world...Read more
We aim to generate scientific knowledge from spaces that have historically remained peripheral to academic production. Kaleidos has the ability to connect STS debates—often produced in the global north and in English—to new (non)academic audiences. In doing so, our research production can expand...Read more