Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Jed Murr

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2007 Fellows

Travel Locations: Argentina, Chile, Peru, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet, Vietnam

Murr’s travel will be split into three stages: 1) Argentina, Chile, Peru; 2) India, Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet; and 3) Vietnam. All three stages are intended to aid in developing the kind of critical consciousness described by Antonio Gramsci when he wrote that we must know ourselves as the products of a historical process which has deposited in us an infinity of traces without leaving an inventory. He hopes that his travels will help him to engage in the necessarily relational and cooperative process of unpacking and understanding his “traces” in relation to the peoples, places and cultures he encounters, with special attention to the intricacies and intimacies of the modes of cultural practice and interaction that have always inspired and intrigued.