Oct 5th 2022

Tanda: Ecologies of Impairment: Farm labor and Disability

@ Chuquimarca


Opening Wednesday, October 5th, from 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Tanda: Ecologies of Impairment: Farm labor and Disability

Date: Wednesday, 10/05/2022
Time: 6:30-8:30pm ct / 7:30-9:30 et / 4:30-6:30pm pt
Zoom Registration Link: bit.ly/3S5iKwQ

Ecologies of Impairment: Farm labor and Disability | Cielo Saucedo

I’m interested in the epigenetics of the field- one where dirt becomes breath and toxicity seeps into orange trees. Industrial farming and exploitative labor policies are implicit in cycles of impairment. By manufacturing generations of harmed people, farm labor reveals the connective tissues of ecological violence, immigration and disability. Together let’s wonder about the intimacy of pesticides. Who gets to identify as disabled? Is the category of disabled really useful for racialized and othered folks? How can intergenerational relationships help ensure safety for workers and those who benefit from their labor?

Cielo Saucedo is a Los Angeles based disabled artist from a family of migrant farm workers. They argue a radical acceptance of our current climate crisis through disabled perspectives. They received their BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and are an MFA candidate at UCLA. They have shown work in Chicago, Quito, New York, London and Los Angeles.


Join us in any of these Tanda sessions to share conversations, resources, and knowledge.

09/28 : Labor, Care, Rest and the Maternal Roots of the Gift Economy | Jessica Caldas
10/05 : Ecologies of Impairment: Farm labor and Disability | Cielo Saucedo
10/12 : Urban Palimpsest, Collaged Spatiality: Mapping the Mecca | Roland Knowlden
10/19 : Monastic Making: Public Grieving and Vernacular Art Environments | Gabriel Chalfin-Piney
10/26 : Cumbia/Truth Teller and Backbone | Esperanza Cortés
11/09 : Video Game Non-Architecture: Digital Spaces and Their Impact | Jalyn Haynes

No session on 11/02. Sessions are virtual, free and open to the public. Closed captioning available. Recordings of Tandas are not posted online.


Tanda is a cohort program that aids individuals with their research and practice through self-directed and collective learning. It is a program providing time and space to gather, share, think and exchange conversations, resources, and knowledge on participants’ chosen topics and practices.

Chuquimarca is an art library project tasked to gather and share resources related to contemporary art and art histories. They offer a seasonal research group program known as Tanda and a summer art writing program known as Muña. Chuquimarca is based in Chicago, IL.

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