Buscando America / Searching for America
Student Perspectives on Latin America, Politics & Art
Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 5-7:30pm
Multipurpose Room, Liu Institute for Global Issues
6476 NW Marine Drive, UBC MAP
The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts is excited to invite you to a student event that we are putting on at the Liu Institute for Global Issues this coming Wednesday, March 25 at 5pm entitled Buscando America / Searching for America.
Leading up to the Chan Centre’s show featuring both Brazilian living legend Gilberto Gil on April 12, and Mexican social activist Lila Downs on April 26, a number of UBC students have created presentations for a fun and informal event inspired by the popular PechaKucha format. Student presentations will be composed of 20 images shown for 20 seconds each as presenters talk along, on topics related to Latin America and the idea of art being the variable of change in oppressive regimes. How can we change the political situations of our countries through art? Join us for a casual evening of food, drink and discussion!
Presentations include: Carlos Gustavo Halaburda on “We Demand a Happy Ending for Pedro and Guillermo. Love, society and the Queer Politics of the Latin American Telenovela”; Paola Adarve Zuluaga on “Facing Medusa: (Intimate) Art and Resistance in the Colombian Armed Conflict”; Juan F Hernández on Memoria Antonia: The memory and language of buildings; Samuel Bloom on “Eyedentity”; Anna Hermansen on “Saying ‘No’ to Totalitarian Rule: Chilean Conceptualism Under Pinochet”; Javier Alvarez-Jaimes on “What a violent culture! Hip-Hop in the Comuna 13 in Medellin, Colombia; and the students from GEOG 495: Geographies of Social Movements in the Americas. Driving Change through relationships built out of solidarity