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Making life during the pandemic. A reflection on photographs of things, plants, animals and children.

Abstract in spanish

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in March 2020 there was decreed a Preventive and Compulsory Social Isolation Phase (ASPO) in Argentina. Their wide acceptance reduced urban mobility. In a field study on experiences of time and space in quarantine in La Plata, we asked the interviewees to take photographs. These photos insistently showed certain activities and ways to carry them out. Based on them, we recover Ingold’s critique of the dominant Western conception of making and propose two interpretative hypotheses: 1) the dominant Western conception does not shape all the dimensions and ways of making things, 2) the ways of making that do not conform to scientific and industrial empiricism would have found a propitious field in that domestic confinement.


Keywords: pandemic,confinement,ways of making,photographs.
Author: Sergio Caggiano. Doctor en Ciencias Sociales. Centro de Investigaciones Sociales, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas / Instituto de Desarrollo Económico y Social, y Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina.
Author: Ramiro Segura. Doctor en Ciencias Sociales. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas – Universidad Nacional de San Martín - Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina.
Received: January 31th, 2022, Accepted: May 12th, 2022
Revista de Antropología Visual - número 30 - Santiago, 2022 -1/16 pp.- ISSN 2452-5189