Leaking genders: body and menstruation in the field in ethnological work

Presentation during the second session of Encounters in the Labyrinth, with the theme “Researching with those who do research” Encounters in the Labyrinth is an initiative of the Socioanthropological Studies Laboratory on Life Technologies (Labyrinth) of the State University of Campinas (Unicamp). Available only in Portuguese.

Red Portal

Ethnographic experiment / Digital collage made in partnership with anthropologist Janaina Moraes based on reports of menstruation during fieldwork. Work done in 2021.

One billionth of a meter

Visual essay done in October 2015 together with some of the 10 undergraduate students from USP who participated in the BIOMOD international biomolecular design competition. The group was the first South American to participate and had students from chemistry, physics, biomedical sciences, design, social sciences and mathematics.

Kaleidoscope or Bloody Trap

As part of my doctoral research, I have been experimenting with my own menstrual blood. What I investigate is the aesthetic / erotic dimension of knowledge production, and how we can think together with what is normally hidden, what Bruno Latour calls the purification process of scientific making. So I chose to work with the … Read moreKaleidoscope or Bloody Trap

The sorcerer’s hat: do-it-yourself science as sociotechnical controversy

Article written and presented at 17 ESOCITE BR, in the working group “Peripherality and subalternity in the production of knowledge”. In the article, I made an ethnographic analysis of the participation of the University of São Paulo team in the 2016 IGEM international genetic engineering competition. You can download this article here (available only in … Read moreThe sorcerer’s hat: do-it-yourself science as sociotechnical controversy

The sorcerer’s hat: artifacts, apprentices and apprenticeships from a (bio)hacker scientific making

This dissertation aims to closely follow (bio) hacker practices beaconed by political guidelines of opening and democratization, carried out at first within the University of São Paulo, a “traditional” research institution, but integrating networks and building alliances that enlarge and thicken the actors and places authorized to engage scientific practices. It is na experimental ethnographic … Read moreThe sorcerer’s hat: artifacts, apprentices and apprenticeships from a (bio)hacker scientific making

New Moon

Visual essay produced from an experiment using my menstrual blood translated from a microscope built by my friends and I that uses a cell phone camera aplied with a laser pointer lens. This relationship came about thanks to my master’s research, ethnographing the encounter between hacker practices and scientific practice, thinking of it as tactics … Read moreNew Moon

Extraordinary Possibilities

Visual essay on the intense presence of the plant “Espada de São Jorge” in my neighborhood. Published on Art and Identity Policies. You can see and download the full essay in portuguese here, or see and download a english version below. Reche, C. (2021). Extraordinárias possibilidades. Art and Identity Policies, 24, 166–176. Retrieved from https://revistas.um.es/reapi/article/view/484871