Ensayos is a collective research practice initiated on the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego in 2010. Ensayos’ issue-based research methodologies arise from archipelagic delirium and are characterized by their sensuality and precariousness. Drawing on the existing conservation initiatives in Tierra del Fuego (WCS Parque Karukinka, Caleta Maria, and the Selk’nam Corporation Covadonga Ona), Ensayos insists on experimental practices that entangle artistic and social science methods with the environmental research efforts already underway.
Each collective will be responsible for one (or more) chapter of the book.
Chapter 1: Meander
Chapter 2: Ensayos-CS
Chapter 3: ODD
Chapter 4: Instituto Procomun
Chapter 5: Ensayos-CG
Chapter 6: Meander or IP if you want to split chapters among members
Read the chapter with a “soft focus” as if it is poetry. Underline or highlight words and
phrases that seem interesting to you. When you’ve read the whole chapter, make a list of
the words and short phrases that you have marked. Do this on a blank document or sheet
of paper. Then, move those phrases around on the page, looking for “common” meanings.