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Florencia Marchetti

Florencia Marchetti is a multimodal researcher, documentarian and ethnographer based in Montréal ~ Tiohtià:ke. With twenty plus years of experience as project facilitator, she has developed an experimentally driven and critically informed toolbox composed of playful techniques that foster collective assemblies through self-reflexive dialogical processes. She has been paddling against the currents of neurotypical time since the pandemic began, attempting to complete her doctoral dissertation while mothering a neurodivergent child and unmasking her own otherworldly traits in the process. Their doctoral work hones in on the atmospherics of terror produced by the military dictatorship that ruled Argentina, her home country, during their early childhood years (1976-1983). Part cultural study, part auto-ethnography, the thesis manuscript (in progress) provides an account of the experimental research-creation process through which the composition of resonant scenes emerged. Weaving photographic documentation with ethnographic and poetic writings that situate the multimodal narrative in precise corporal, geopolitical and generational coordinates, the manuscript pivots on the body of the ethnographer and the ecologies/ worldings (Manning) that shaped them, in order to provide an intersectional examination of the multiple points of impact and lasting effects of the dictatorial regime and its percepticidal machinery.   

Participant in the following FMS projects

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PhD Candidate in Humanities, Concordia University, Montréal

MA in Social Documentation, University of California in Santa Cruz, USA
Licenciada en Comunicación Social, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina



“Not Your Model Minority: A roundtable.” Dialogic facilitator and co-author with Alvarez, Rosanna, et al. Feminist Media Histories, vol. 10, no. 2–3, Apr. 2024, pp. 126–39. UC Press.

“Exploring embodied memories of terror through a multimodal research-creation practice” Multimodality & Society vol. 1, no. 3, Sept. 2021, pp. 366–90. SAGE Journals.


Instigator/ Co-facilitator: “Unfolding Sensorial Unknowns” hybrid workshop series — 2021-2023 Presented at the Uncommon Senses III & IV conferences, Concordia U., Montreal, and the International Symposium in Electronic Arts, Barcelona, Spain.

Project Coordinator: “Sensory Entanglements: New Cross Cultural and Cross-Disciplinary Directions in the Creation and Evaluation of Multi-Sensorial Experience” — 2014-2022. Intercultural & transnational research-creation lab teaming indigenous and non-indigenous scholars, artists and curators.

Instigator/ Coordinator/ Facilitator: Feminist Research-Creation Writing Group — 2015-2020. Facilitation of monthly workshops with PhD students crafting experimental and arts-based dissertations. Milieux Institute, Concordia University.

Conference presentations

“Compositional practice as affective attunement: retracing violent pasts through object play.” Part of the panel Sustaining Details: Sensuous Attention as Reparative Method, collectively configured with Ethan Fukuto, Greg Manuel and Cordelia Rizzo. Association for Theatre in Higher Education Annual Conference, Detroit, 3-6th August, 2022.

“Afectaciones y resonancias del pasado dictatorial argentino: notas de una investigación encarnada” Primer Encuentro del Grupo Regional de América Latina: “La construcción de memorias en/desde América Latina y el Caribe,” Memory Studies Association (MSA). Bogotá, 14-17th September, 2022.

“Pañuelos blancos, pañuelos verdes: convergencias feministas en la Argentina del siglo veintiuno.” Memory Studies Association, 5th Annual Conference, Warsaw, 5-9th July, 2021.

“Sensory Entanglements: Decolonizing the Senses” Roundtable convener and facilitator, with Jennifer Biddle, David Howes, David Garneau, Erin Gee, Suzanne Kite, Chris Salter, r e a, and Garnet Willis. Uncommon Senses III: The Future of the Senses, 6-9 May 2021. Montreal.

“Undoing percepticide one pixel at a time.” Invited presentation. Imaging and Imagining Intimacy Conference. McGill University, February 11-13, 2021.

“Atmospherics of terror: On sensing and curating my own memories of the Argentinian dictatorship.” Invited presentation for the Sensate Memories Webinar. Center for Imaginative Ethnography, August 13, 2020.  

“El miedo en el cuerpo.” Invited presentation for the Sensing Cultures and Environments Roundtable. Ethnographic Terminalia, Centre for Digital Media, Vancouver, Canada. November 21, 2019.

“Striking Memories.” Keynote talk and performance with the Striking Memories collective. Critical Creation in Oral History, 6th Emergent Scholars Symposium. Concordia University, Montreal. March 22, 2019.