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Rozalinda Borcilă

Make a Wave Recipient

Rozalinda Borcila is interested in the ways that imperial border regimes are produced, experienced, and contested. Her work traces the local geographies of global racial finance, grasping the patterns of flow that link warehouse districts, weapons manufacturing sites, detention centers, petroleum supply chains, property speculation, financial rituals, and technocratic forms. She is a writer, editor, educator, organizer, and teacher. She also develops experimental learning walks, inviting people to travel together as a way to explore the machinery of capital circulation to understand its metabolism, and to experiment with possibilities for collective trespass or disobedience. Her recent projects include Daytripping the Petrocapital, a series of walks and a material archive, as well as SouthWest Corridor Northwest Passage, a long-term territorial research program in collaboration with Brian Holmes. She is currently collaborating with Cree/Lakota educators Janie Pochel and Fawn Pochel on a book and walkabout series on how the petropolitics of prairie restoration is shaped by settler fantasies of reconciliation and innocence. She collaborates with Compass, NoName Collective, and Moratorium on Deportations Campaign, and is committed to autonomous noborder activism. She has taught and studied in universities, social centers, squats, refugee camps, and in the streets. She is Romanian, currently based in Chicago where she lives with her awesome daughter Liana.

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