Francisco Huichaqueo is a visual artist from Universidad de Chile. He holds a Master's degree in Documentary Film and specialized in cinematographic optics at the Escuela de Cine de Cuba. Since 2016, Francisco has been an academic in the Department of Visual Arts at the Universidad de Concepción. In the curatorial field, he participated in the Museo Arqueológico de Santiago (MAS).and as programmer for six years in the First Nations section of the Valdivia International Film Festival.


Macarena Gómez-Barris is a writer and author. Professor and Chairperson of Social Science and Cultural Studies at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, Macarena is the Founding Director of the Global South Center (GSC), a research center that works at the intersection of social ecologies, art / politics, and decolonial methodologies. Her instructional focus is on Latinx and Latin American Studies, memory and the afterlives of violence, decolonial theory, the art of social protest, and queer femme epistemes.


Gabriel Vanegas / Minkalab (he/him) Minkalab is a dynamic agri/cultural project that was founded in 2014 between a group of committed artists and environmental activists from Colombia, Germany and France. Minkalab is dedicated to growing spaces where local indigenous groups, small farmers, and Afro-Colombians can resist isolation and marginalization through the development of sustainable agro-ecological practices that not only revitalize the earth, but recuperate culture and strengthen community. @minkalabcolombia

Natalia Katharine Schwien is an herbalist, scholar, and environmental advocate. She concurrently serves at the Assistant Program Director for Harvard Divinity School's Program for the Evolution of Spirituality and the Sustainability Specialist for Middlebury College. Her research is focused on posthumanism, animist ontologies, and the foundations of personhood. Outside of academia, she is a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation apprentice, vocalist, and mom to a very opinionated husky/border collie. @ellayo.natalia