Society for Cultural Anthropology: Distribute 2020
The unequal distribution of health, wealth, and power is growing by the day, fascism and racism are on the rise across the world, and entire communities and ecosystems are dying. But, even as threats to life as we know it multiply, revolutionary new forms of redistributive politics are emerging. We join this rising tide of voices to ask not only how anthropology might respond to these crises but also how to imagine another anthropology into existence.
Distribute 2020, the biennial conference of the Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA) and the Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA), is a virtual and distributed event, with three days of streaming audio-visual panels and virtual nodes around the worldwhere participants can gather with others to collectively view the conference.
Our theme—Distribute—is therefore both an analytic and an ethic: Distribute 2020 attends to contemporary practices, theories, and forms of distribution and redistribution; and it seeks to re-distribute the conventional conference format as a scholarly and democratic practice, promoting knowledge as a rhizomatic network of exchange.
Gather with us from wherever you are for an international experiment in creating community through low-cost, carbon-conscious, radically distributed conferencing!