Dr. Philip Rogalski’s lecture accompanying the “Rhizopolis” exhibition.
Where did animals come from? Why do they have such and not other bodies? Why sometimes one should not go to the forest? Why did a little boy stop sleeping at night after his mother ate paki (Cuniculus paca) meat? Who can talk to non-humans and when? When is there a risk of transformation involved? What came first: appearance or behavior? The answers to these questions, provided through the prism of the narratives and practices of the Arabela people, will become a pretext for delving into the animist-perspectivist socio-cosmos of the indigenous Amazon.
Dr Filip Rogalski – ethnologist and social anthropologist, specialist in the ethnology of indigenous peoples of Amazonia. He has conducted ethnographic research among the Arabela, Quechua, Huambisa and Aguaruna peoples (with short stays with the Bora, Huitoto and Urarin). He is primarily interested in ways of understanding the body and the relationship between humans and the environment. He currently works at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, conducting research in medical anthropology in Poland and Sweden.
The stream will take place on Zachęta's Facebook.