LAUNCH OF THE TECHNO TAMALADAS 2.0
2PM TO 4PM, SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2020
The Techno Tamaladas are free events, open to all, where we invite community to come together, make tamales, dialogue on technologies of life, reimagine technological futurity, and share food. On Saturday, February 22 we will share the upcoming 2020 tamaladas dates and locations, have special guest Charlotte Sáenz demonstrate how maiz is nixtamalized and speak to the effects of genetic engineering on the biodiversity of maiz, and explore possibilities of engagement.
The Techno Tamaladas 2.0 follow the first series held at ECAP food bank in 2019, where we made and shared 1,500 tamales! Come find out the dates and locations of upcoming Tamaladas on Meso-American, African American, and Colombian tamales being held in Fruitvale, Downtown Oakland, and Berkeley.
Praba Pilar is a diasporic Colombian artist disrupting the overwhelmingly passive participation in the contemporary ‘cult of the techno-logic.’ Over the last two decades Pilar has presented cultural productions integrating performance art, street theatre, invisible theatre, electronic installations, radio programming, digital works, video, websites and writing. These projects have traveled widely to museums, galleries, universities, performance festivals, conferences, public streets, political meetings, bookstores, bars, and radio airwaves around the world.
Charlotte Sáenz collaborates with the Indigenous Center for Integral Learning of the Universidad de la Tierra in Chiapas, Mexico, studies the Zapatista’s mutual teaching and learning politics at ECOSUR: Colegio de la Frontera Sur in Chiapas, works on building transnational local solidarity through popular co-education initiatives between farmers, activist scholars and organizers, and collaborates with other change makers to disrupt dominant narratives, expand perspectives, produce collective knowledge and connect people to new social action.
** FREE AND OPEN TO ALL. WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE. NO EXPERIENCE MAKING TAMALES OR COOKING NEEDED **