The Black-E: Liverpool Biennial: Ex-humus by Godofredo Pereira

The Black-E: Liverpool Biennial: Ex-humus by Godofredo Pereira
The Black-E: Liverpool Biennial: Ex-humus by Godofredo Pereira


Venue: The Black-E
Dates: 19/06/2021
Times: 17:00 - 18:00


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In a performative lecture, architect and theorist Godofredo Pereira considers how exhumations are paradigmatic of extractive capitalism’s violence over peoples and environments. Exhumations reveal the bodies the earth holds and what these have to say, be it soil, mineral or human bodies As such, exhumations are sites where modes of relation to earth are both contested and re-imagined.

This event is part of the Liverpool Biennial Live Weekend (19 & 20 June) and the final chapter of the Refracted Body film programme curated by Margarida Mendes.

About the artist

Dr. Godofredo Enes Pereira is an architect and researcher. He is the Head of Programme for the MA Environmental Architecture at the Royal College of Art, London. Prior to joining the RCA, he taught at the Bartlett School of Architecture. He was a member of Forensic Architecture where he led the Atacama Desert project. For the past decade Godofredo has been conducting research, publishing and exhibiting on environmental architectures and collective politics. He’s the author of the book Savage Objects (Lisbon, 2012), is currently preparing the publication of ‘Ex-Humus: Territorial Politics from Below’, and together with Susana Calo has recently been awarded a Graham Foundation Grant for the publication of ‘CERFI: Militant Analysis, Institutional Programming and Collective Equipment’.

Image: Ernesto Guevara. Photo: Patricia Bernardi/A. Incháurregui, EAAF. 1997