Weathering - A Graphic Essay

Aina Guimaraes Azevedo, Sara Asu Schroer

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This graphic essay is part of an ongoing collaborative effort that combines ethnographic research on therelationships between falconers, birds of prey and their environments with research on drawing as ananthropological method and “style”. Through a combination of text and drawings, the essay shows theaffective materiality of the world through a focus on the aerial perception of birds of prey as they move withthe currents of the wind. The term ‘weathering’, developed in previous work by one of the authors, is herepresented as the transformational activity of the weather that is fundamental for the way in which falconersand birds of prey perceive and experience the environments in which they engage. Here landforms and theaerial spaces above are not perceived as separate spheres but rather as mutually constituting each otherthrough the ever-present and ongoing effects of the weather.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-194
Number of pages18
JournalVibrant: Virtual Brazilian Anthropology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Weathering
  • Birds
  • Falconry
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Drawing
  • Graphic anthropology


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