Terra 2022


Senses of Place Online Discussions Presented by School for Advanced Research (SAR)

Showing our Strength: Resilience and Compassion in the Indigenous Southwest

July 8, 2021 | 2:00pm Mountain Standard Time via Zoom



Virtual Event Description

The School for Advanced Research is pleased to present, Senses of Place, a summer series of online discussions exploring the cultural significance of place. Each event offers new insights on the connections between diverse cultures, and illustrates how place impacts the spaces created by cultures living in unique environments and historical circumstances. Watch the June programs online and then join SAR live, in partnership with Thornburg Foundation and Terra2022, for the last event in the series, Showing our Strength: Resilience and Compassion in the Indigenous Southwest (July 8).   

Thursday, July 8, 2:00 pm MT
Showing our Strength: Resilience and Compassion in the Indigenous Southwest

Speakers: JoAnn Melchor, moderator (Native American Relief/ Recovery Fund and New Mexico Foundation), Brian Vallo (Governor, Acoma Pueblo), Karl Duncan (Director of the Poeh Cultural Center, Pueblo of Pojoaque), Joannie Romero, (Executive Director, Laguna Community Foundation and Native American Relief Fund Advisory committee member), and Dr. Amanda Montoya (Executive Director, Chamisa Foundation and Native American Relief Fund Advisory committee member)

Over the last year, Native-led groups and individuals from all backgrounds have come together to preserve and uplift Native communities in order to ensure that lifeways continue during COVID-19 and are able thrive beyond the pandemic. Presented in partnership with the Thornburg Foundation and with additional support provided by Thornburg Investment Management, this panel discussion will explore resilience and perseverance within the landscape of the Indigenous American Southwest.

Join president and CEO of the New Mexico Foundation, JoAnn Melchor, as she leads panelists representing a selection of these Native-led organizations through a thoughtful discussion of programs that work with and for community. Learn more about what is happening at a grassroots level and hear about what the lessons from this last year have revealed about the future.

To register for the July 8th online discussion, please visit the SAR website or click the register here button below.

The Terra 2022 year-long virtual lead-up event series, running from June 2021 to June 2022, presents the richness and diversity of earthen architectural heritage around the world, the individuals and organizations working in the sector, and the communities who care for this heritage and its traditions.

Click here for more information on the Terra 2022 Virtual Lead-Up Events Series.

Click here for more information on Terra 2022 World Congress on Earthen Architectural Heritage.



June Programs

Thursday, June 3
SAR Press Book Talk: Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Senses of Place

Speakers: Steven Feld (distinguished professor of anthropology emeritus, University of New Mexico), Amahl Bishara (associate professor of anthropology, Tufts University), and Kristina Lyons (assistant professor of anthropology, University of Pennsylvania)

Thursday, June 17
Places: Aesthetics and Meaning of Special Settings in the Andean Past and Present

Speakers: Tom D. Dillehay (SAR Senior Scholar and Vanderbilt University), Christine Hastorf (University of California, Berkeley), and Carla Hernandez Garavito (Wake Forest University, Indiana)

Wednesday, June 30
Chaco: Crafted Space, Remembered Place

Speakers: Catherine Cameron (University of Colorado), Steve Lekson (University of Colorado), Philip Tuwaleststiwa (Hopi Tribe), and Ruth Van Dyke (Binghamton University)

June sessions will be recorded and made available in July 2021 via the Terra2022 website.  

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