Bettina Escauriza

That which will become the earth: anarcho-indigenous speculative geographies.

Guarani Alf Slimer Outer Space

This essay utilizes an anarcho-indigenous/mestize lens to explore how the GuaranĂ­ concept of teko'a (tekoha) (settlement/village/community) can lead to different formations of the ways in which we relate to each other and to the earth. It is both a philosophical inquiry that aims to challenge the nation-state and capitalism, and also a practice of speculative geographies that imagines possible futures along with the creation of "a new world in the shell of the old" inspired by Indigenous epistemologies.