INTI18-La Plata (Argentina) International annual conference

Transformations and Transitions:
dialogues, theories and praxis

IX Iberoamerican Congress of Territorial
and Environmental Studies (CIETA)

XVIII International Conference
in Territorial Intelligence (INTI)

II Latin American meeting
of possible territories


30 septembre, 1, 2 et 3 octobre 2020
Edificio Sergio Karakachoff, UNLP. Calle 48 e/ 6 y 7,
La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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 General objectives

Of the three events

Share theories, methodologies and research initiatives aimed at problematizing and generating transformative alternatives for territorial, environmental, socio-cultural, cognitive, political and economic issues.



Promote the exchange of studies and initiatives on territorial and environmental processes and problems among researchers, students, public officials, social referents and entrepreneurs.



Bridging the gap between the perspectives of socio-ecological transition and transformation, emphasizing theoretical, methodological, collective intelligence and territorial governance issues.



Promoting praxis and transformations, valuing interdisciplinary, interinstitutional and inter-disciplinary work, experiences and initiatives, focusing on theoretical debates and methodological applications.


Aimed at researchers, doctoral students and participants in participatory action research projects, civil servants, district referents, cooperatives, entrepreneurs, producer organizations, teachers, students.

For four days, we mainly share these activities:

  • Thematic axes and spaces for dialogue
  • Non-traditional exhibition of scientific works
  • Confirmed speakers
  • Spaces for conversations and listening
  • Exhibition of works, initiatives and actions of neighborhood referents and social actors
  • Participatory scientific videos
  • Presentation of the works of cards – syntheses (summaries in forms gdrive)
  • Visits of participatory territorial projects
  • Cultural meetings


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Thematic Axes and Dialogue Spaces


Axe 1

DIALOGUES Transition – Transformation. Initiatives and cases. Theory of the transformation and epistemology of the socioecological transition. (TT)

Coordination : Cyril Masselot (INTI, Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, FRA)
Animation : Oscar Madoery (UNR-ARG), Horacio Bozzano (UNLP-CONICET-ARG), Adilson Alves (UNIOESTE-BRA)

The socio-ecological transition proposes to collectively invent a new way of living. It focuses on changes in social and individual behavior that will reduce energy consumption and reduce social and territorial inequalities. It is about co-constructing transitions in the plural (Eric Bernard 2017, Cyril Masselot 2018). Wagener Hans-Jürgen also argues that it is about thinking about transformation; they are necessarily inscribed in transition processes, in which a human community progressively moves from one state to another, including a notion of temporality that makes it possible to guarantee its softness, unlike a revolution that would refer to overt violence.

Therefore, the communication proposals for this session will focus on:

  • Common cross definitions: to establish a state of the art of the Transition-Transformation relation, based on scientifically accepted meanings
  • Illustrations by practical cases, concrete projects, which will demonstrate how these T-T theories are adapted to local contexts, tooled and concretely used in the field.
  • Critical approach to both notions and their sometimes instrumentalized uses: T-T and their dialogue are normatively marked. It is regularly noted a use politically oriented more than scientifically thought. What critical approaches can we build from these positioning and instrumentalisations?



Against-Hegemonic Praxis in Potential Territories (PXT)

Coordination : Marcos Saquet (UNIOESTE – BRA)
Animation : Tomas Canevari (UNLP- ARG), María del Carmen Legorreta Diaz (UNAM – MÉX), Adilson Alves (UNIOESTE – BRA), Laudemir Zart (UNEMAT – BRA), Loriége Bitencout (UNEMAT – BRA), Wladimir Mejía Ayala (UPTC –COL), Yolanda Teresa Hernández (U. Distrital – COL), Fabio Costa (Unespar – BRA), Claudio Eduardo de Castro (UEMA – BRA).

In this axis we will work on topics such as popular science, social struggles (environmental and territorial conflicts), decolonization and counter-hegemony; participatory action research-reflection (O. Fals Borda and P. Freire); subjectivities, empowerment and formation of social subjects; political, cultural relations and cooperation networks in popular resistance; class and place awareness as foundations of territorial praxis; territory, (in) formation, mobilization, participation and self-organization in the struggles against the bourgeois state, against the expanded reproduction of capital and against environmental degradation. Teaching and / or research and / or extension / cooperation works duly grounded, with appropriate methodologies and theoretical, empirical and reflective results, will be accepted in a popular and territorial practice built in a participatory, supportive and dialogic way in favor of the Latin American people.



Participatory Theories and Methodologies (TMIAP) – Cooperation between actors, participatory action research, territorial intelligence, territorial justice

Coordination : Mayra Sulzbach (UFPR- BRA) y Horacio Bozzano (UNLP-CONICET ARG)
Animation : Paula Ferrari (UNPSJB-CONICET ARG), Cecilia Chiasso (UNLu-ARG), Gastón Cirio (UNLP-CICPBA ARG) y An- dré Santos da Rocha (UFRRJ)

The context of this axis of work opens spaces for discussions of studies based on participatory methodologies, placing the emphasis on the articulation of critical theories with theories of transformation. The IAP Research-Participative-Action, in the terms proposed by Orlando Fals Borda, seeks to close gaps between theory and praxis, combining value structures, critical attitudes and transformative actions in relation to knowledge, promoting the development of theories that incorporate methods and multidisciplinary techniques Participatory research, based on qualitative methodologies, are co-construction processes that develop collaborative tools with critical and transformative epistemological approaches in the production of knowledge; hence the importance of the ACP Participatory Scientific Agendas in the construction of PPPP Permanent Participatory Public Policies. There is no transformation without criticism, there are no possible solutions without the recognition of possible problems. Latin American territorial intelligence sits at the table on equal terms to scientists, communities, politicians and businessmen, where cooperation and conflict coexist permanently. TMIAPs are key in knowledge management and the collective formulation of social initiatives, ACP and PPPP.


Axe 4

Territorial and Environmental Studies (TYA). Socio-environmental Sustainability and Climate Change

Coordination : Conrado Márquez Rosano (U.A.Chapingo-MEX)
Animation : Valdir Denardin (UFPR- BRA), Julieta Frediani (UNLP-CONICET, ARG), María Helena Botero (UR -COL), Bahidj Hacemaoui (UBejaia-ARGELIA), Ana Rosa Marques (UEMA-BRA), Jonas Dias de Souza e Pedro Rapozo (NESAM/UEA)

In this axis, the issues of socio-biodiversity and biocultural heritage of the Latin American native peoples and their daily relationship with their natural environment, which implies their identity, as well as the knowledge for the construction of their autonomy and good living. Another aspect of studies refers to the issue of socio-environmental and territorial sustainability, and as this is expressed in rural and urban areas, in addition to the issue of the management of protected areas and their territorial interferences, as a conservation strategy to debate for their ambivalent results both social as in the ecosystems of the territories. Climate Change is another issue of this table, a phenomenon resulting from the expansion of capitalist development and its impacts on loss of biodiversity, water crisis and natural disasters, as well as uneven consequences on society, such as migration and low production agricultural.


Axe 5

Plurality, Interculturality and Territories: Genders, age groups, identities (PIT)

Coordination : Lourdes Poujol (UNICEN ARG)
Animation : Edier Bustos Velazco (UDFJC COL), Xóchitl Juárez (U.A.Chapingo MEX) y Reginaldo Conceição da Silva (NESAM/UEA)

This dialogue table aims to socialize and thereby publicize all those multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary research works that are in the process of development or have been carried out in the territory recognizing the experiences of their actors from the recognition of plurality, cultural diversity , of genders, and the right to their territories as part of their praxis. This recognition of plurality focuses on the importance of meeting others and the recognition of identity and otherness in participatory research processes. Also interested in this space of dialogue, encourage an ecology of knowledge, in which the absences are broken, and the voices, disputes, counterpowers and experiences of children, women, dissidents, ethnicities, Afro and other actors not privileged by the patriarchal and capitalist regime.



Health, Food Sovereignty and Territory (SSAT)

Coordination : Alfonso Pérez Sánchez (Colegio de Tlaxcala – MEX)
Animation : César Adrián Ramírez Miranda (U.A.Chapingo-MEX), Conrado Márquez Rosano (U.A.Chapingo-MEX), Serinei Grigolo (UTFPR -BRA), Máximo Alfonso Billacres (NESAM/UEA) y Regina Cohen Barros (UFRRJ)

In the axis of this table, it is expected to receive articles that present results of research and theoretical, methodological and empirical approaches on interdisciplinary issues that address the biological, geophysical, socio-economic, political, cultural, humanitarian and ethical aspects that make up the complex relationships between health , food, territory and environment; which are expressed in agrifood networks and systems (which includes both forms of food production and consumption), and health service systems for the population of the territories. The health-food-disease-care process in human communities and their relations with living conditions (including work conditions) and patterns of consumption and food culture, as well as with different territorialities and the natural and built environment. Highlighting the social and political initiatives related to the construction projects of food sovereignty and popular health systems, which recover knowledge from the territories; as a strategy to deal with processes of degradation of living and environmental conditions (water and soil for agricultural use, agrobiodiversity, among others), and in the face of weakening conditions for peasant reproduction.



Tourism and Socio-Environmental Territorialities (TTSA)

Coordination : Fabricio Gliemmo (UNLP ARG) y Mauro José Ferreira Cury (UNIOESTE BRA)
Animation : Luís Carlos Jimenez Reyes (UNal – COL), Milton Augusto Pasquotto Mariani (UFMS – BRA), Mohamed Ou- dada (U Ouarzazate MARRUECOS), Guenael Devillet (ULg BELGICA).

The socio-environmental context related to the territorialities constituted by the tourist phenomenon accounts for the power relations against the dynamism by networks in the contemporary world. Grassroots territorial development in local communities is one of the social and environmental sustainability initiatives for the conservation of natural environments and heritage assets for tourism. With the objectives of preserving and improving the quality of life of the populations and guaranteeing future generations, this typology is closely related to the tourist phenomenon. Territorial planning and tourism planning, as necessary as an amalgam between the conservation of local communities, the environment are fundamental for the sustainability of territorial development. The awareness and understanding of the different dimensions that intervene in the tourist territory on a micro, meso and macro scale pose enormous challenges in our actions and practices as citizens committed to transformation.



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Main expected result (maximum 50 words)
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Type of registration and payment methods: In the Second Call


Students, neighbors and referents: Equivalent to 2 US dollars
Participants: Equivalent to 15 US dollars
Speakers: Equivalent to 30 US dollars
More information:


Universidad Nacional de La Plata, FaHCE e IdIHCS
Red Científica Latinoamericana Territorios Posibles Praxis y Transformación
INTI International Network of Territorial Intelligence




Horacio Bozzano, Julieta Frediani, Tomás Canevari, Fabricio Gliemmo, Gastón Cirio, Jenny Fonseca – Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Lourdes Poujol – UNICEN, Cecilia Chiasso – UNLu.

Marcos Saquet, Pamela Cichoski, Adilson Alves, Mauro Ferreira Cury – Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná. Mayra Taiza Sulzbach – Universidade Federal do Paraná Frank Antonio Mezzomo – UNESPAR Milton Mariani – Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso do Sul Valdir Frigo Denardin – Universidade Federal do Paraná

Edier Bustos – UDFJC Yolanda Hernández – UDFJC Luis Carlos Jimenez – UNAL María Helena Botero – UR

Cyril Masselot – INTI-UBFC

Conrado Márquez Rosano – UACh (Chapingo) MEX Alfonso Pérez Sánchez– Colegio de Tlaxcala Xóchitl Juárez Varela – UACh César Adrián Ramírez Miranda – UACh

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