The Sedentary Effect

/ Editor-Curator

Andrea Torreblanca (Mexico) is a curator and writer from Mexico. Torreblanca was appointed Director of Curatorial Projects at INSITE, where, among other initiatives, she founded and is the editor-in-chief of the INSITE Journal, and for which she recently conceived Commonplaces, a curatorial platform to be developed in different regions around the world.

Pastizal Zamudio

For The Sedentary Effect, Baja California-based editor-curator Andrea Torreblanca has envisioned a two-year process focused on tracing micro-histories in which phenomena, geopolitics, ecology, spiritualism, and architecture intersect. The title references the sedentary in two ways, geological and human, to interlink different layers of chronicles from native-born and longstanding residents as well as those of travelers and nomads.

The project, including the INSITE Journal and Conversations, will unfold through a framework divided into five points of departure: Erratic Fields, Turning Signals, Genealogies beyond Geographies, Offshore: Economies within Ecologies, and Abstract Worlds: The Psychological Realm. For each of these themes, Torreblanca will engage artists, writers, and thinkers through commissioned texts, interviews, and films, and will integrate additional archival material related to specific historical accounts that stem from the region.