“The map is the continuation of the territory by other means. The Campo Maripe community and the shale gas oilfield of Vaca Muerta” M7red, Pio Torroja and Mauricio Corbalan.
Welcome: Maria R. Perbellini, Dean, School of Architecture and Design, New York Institute of Technology
Introduction and Moderation: Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Design, New York Institute of Technology, Dong-Sei Kim, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Design, New York Institute of Technology
m7red participated in 2018 and 2019 with the Mapuche community «Campo Maripe» in the complex scenario of Vaca Muerta (the largest shale gas reserve in South America), it is important to understand the trends that are developing there in order to grasp the tensions and dangers that extractivism is incubating in the global crisis of COVID-19, but also understand the specificities of the situation; the local and its complexities and potential seem to be a way out of the prevailing growing abstraction and simplification; this situation may constitute a political program. It is part of our projects to return, as soon as the new restrictions allow, to the Campo Maripe community to continue working with them on the situation of the national survey of indigenous territories, the Law 26.160, territorial survey program of indigenous communities (ReTeCI) that seek to know the territorial situation of indigenous communities.