In their interview, scholar and writer Macarena Gómez-Barris and artist and performer Sebastián Calfuqueo discuss the role of art, mediation, and coloniality with respect to Indigenous majority spaces and trans embodiment. Calfuqueo's body of work, like Gómez-Barris's scholarship, addresses the colonial and neocolonial processes of extraction, dispossession, and how Mapuche peoples in the southern territories of Chile and the global South continue to be inserted into a paradigm of war and occupation. Their close collaboration, across geographical and linguistic divides, offers a way to think anew about the relationship between queer and trans decolonial connections and collaboration beyond the binary divide.

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