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Kaleidos description

Kaleidos – Center for Interdisciplinary Ethnography is a joint effort between the University of Cuenca and FLACSO-Ecuador to promote interinstitutional and interdisciplinary collaborations. Created on April 5, 2018, this ethnography-centered research space in the global south aims to bring together...Read more

Cite as (Kaleidos top level essay)

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...Read more

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Cyber hate speech on social media: sentiment analysis

Ecuadorian LGBTQ awareness month

Interrupting Air Pollution: Ethnography, Art, and Urban Disruptions in El Vado (Cuenca, Ecuador)

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Envisioning a Center for Interdisciplinary Ethnography

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

Air quality governance in Ecuador

The Republic Constitution of Ecuador (2008) says: “The right to live in a healthy environment, ecologically equilibrated and free of pollution. The law will stablish the restrictions to exercise determined rights and liberties to protect the environment”. This gave place to norms and an...Read more

Transforming the possibilities for Knowledge Production

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

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