Eric Macedo

Field of Practice:

Scientific

Fellowship:

Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

Berlin, Germany

Year:

2020, 2021

Born in Rio de Janeiro/Brazil in 1985.

Eric Macedo lives in Berlin/Germany. He studied journalism and socio-cultural anthropology at the Museu Nacional da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. In 2016, he received his PhD, subsequently focusing on difference and ethnocentrism, human-environmental relations and colonization in his writings. He has worked as an environmental reporter and in local non-governmental organizations.

Between 2013 and 2016, Eric lived between Rio de Janeiro and Altamira/Brazil, a city in the Brazilian Amazon region that served as the urban base for the construction of the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Dam, the fourth largest power plant of its kind in the world. His PhD thesis describes the historical process of colonization in this region and changes initiated by the dam.

In 2017, he curated the exhibition Corpos da Terra at the cultural center CAIXA Cultural Rio de Janeiro with films by and about indigenous peoples in Brazil. Currently, he is developing research connecting science fiction and anthropology, looking at science fiction narratives as a kind of modern mythology.