Kendra Cowley & Maria Alvarez Malvido
Kendra and Maria met as research assistants on a project at the University of Alberta. Since then they continue to think, feel, and dance together in person and across the interwebz. With shared anti-colonial and abolitionist feminist commitments rooted in intimate friendship and terrible inside jokes, they have nurtured many shared projects, including the Communication at the Edge podcast.
Currently based in different territories and time zones, they continue to scheme together as companion glitch seekers and willful listeners, refusing distance and imaginary borders. Kendra lives and studies in amiskwacîwâskahikan, Treaty Six Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. A forever schemer, committed collaborator, self-deprecating artist and soon-to-be librarian, Kendra’s research imagines how a protocol of sonic attunement - a ‘tuning in’ to the vibratory relations of the Land - might unsettle the embodied registers of settler-colonialism. María, was born and raised in Mexico City and currently lives in Oaxaca. An itinerant journalist, wannabe hacker and a graduate student of Communication and Technology at the U of A, she is a member of Redes A.C where she collaborates with diverse community networks and Indigenous radios in Mexico. She enjoys collaging and photo-embroidering (@fotohilachas)