Ch’ixi Futurity

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The Settler Colonial City Project founded by Ana María León and Andrew Herscher has been instrumental in confronting the architecture discipline with its role in the consolidation of settler colonialism in Turtle Island. For this issue however, we asked Ana María if she could write a text about her home country, Ecuador. In this short text, she describes the contradiction between the Indigenous ontology claimed by the State in recent years and the invasive and destructive oil extractivism on Indigenous lands.

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Indigenous activists protesting oil and mineral extraction concessions in front of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador in Quito. / Photo by Diego Sugoniaev (January 2015).