Riesgos y necesidades de las comunidades indígenas ante COVID-19

Mikhael G. Iglesias L. – Candidato de Maestría, NYU CLACS   A medida que los casos y muertes diarias aumentan en el mundo, donde Latinoamérica y el Caribe representa un 45% de las muertes, sectores históricamente abandonados por políticas públicas en la  región como las comunidades indígenas y afro-descendientes quienes se ven más vulnerables frente a la pandemia.Continue reading “Riesgos y necesidades de las comunidades indígenas ante COVID-19”

Gladyswan Andreswan

Kay rimaypi Chimore llaqtapi Gladyswan tata Renewan parlarichkanku. Ñawpaqtaqa tata rene pichus kasqanta riqsirichikun. Chantaqa imatachus chay UNIBOL jatun yachay wasipi yachachisqanmanta parlarin, astawampis ñawpaq yuyaykuna mana chinkananmanta. Chantataq ima pachapichus sach’a k’utunamanta parlaspa tukuchin. En este diálogo Gladys y don Rene están conversando en Chimoré, un pueblo en Bolivia central. Primero, don Rene daContinue reading “Gladyswan Andreswan”

Ejercitando la Mirada Ch’ixi. Cuatro Semanas en La Paz, Bolivia.

Posted by Guillermo Severiche – MFA Student at Creative Writing in Spanish at NYU La función más efectiva del colonialismo, según Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui, ha sido la de hacer que las palabras no designen, sino encubran. Los discursos públicos se han convertido, dice también, en formas de no-decir ya naturalizados; y esto luego estalla enContinue reading “Ejercitando la Mirada Ch’ixi. Cuatro Semanas en La Paz, Bolivia.”

La Memoria Circundante o La Magdalena de Proust es el Picante de Pollo: Tres Semanas en Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Posted by Guillermo Severiche – MFA Student at Creative Writing in Spanish at NYU Poco antes de llegar a Cochabamba releía la frase de Por el camino de Swann en donde el narrador sumerge su magdalena en el té y el recuerdo de pronto lo invade. Allí entiende que del pasado antiguo – una vezContinue reading “La Memoria Circundante o La Magdalena de Proust es el Picante de Pollo: Tres Semanas en Cochabamba, Bolivia.”

Museum Education Accessibility in the Heart of Bolivia

Posted by Arlean Dawes – MA Candidate at CLACS /Museum Studies Concentration at NYU The theme of accessibility is arguably one of the most important aspects to any museum. Accessibility takes on different forms such as architectural accessibility in ensuring that museum facilities are manageable for all visitors to the museum, or facilitating certain services specifically forContinue reading “Museum Education Accessibility in the Heart of Bolivia”

Museum Education in ‘La Llajta’

Posted by Arlean Dawes – MA Candidate at CLACS /Museum Studies Concentration at NYU Cochabamba, the third largest city in Bolivia is affectionately referred to as ‘La Llajta’ which in the Quechua language means community or town. The name Cochabamba itself also derives from Quechua. La llajta has become my second home over the past several yearsContinue reading “Museum Education in ‘La Llajta’”

Andean Culture Night

Last night we celebrated Andean culture at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center. The Runasimi Outreach Committee and Center for Latin American Studies hosted various community groups and artists representing Ecuador, Perú and Bolivia for the last Quechua night of the year. Participants included: Ñukanchik Llakta Wawakuna dancing Kawsay La Vida and reading aContinue reading “Andean Culture Night”

Thunapa and Azanaques

Post by Raúl A. Rodríguez Arancibia,MA Candidate at CLACS – Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU Among indigenous people of the Andes, the geographical features of the landscape play an important role beyond referencing points in space. The narratives of those features, which are humanized and genderized by their inhabitants, constitute an important roleContinue reading “Thunapa and Azanaques”

CLACS Language Offerings to be Showcased at Orientation

On Tuesday, August 25th the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU (CLACS) kicked off the fall 2015 semester with a series of events to welcome a new class of students, and showcase to all NYU students its unique language offerings in Quechua and Haitian Kreyól. As a Title VI National Resource CenterContinue reading “CLACS Language Offerings to be Showcased at Orientation”

Interacting with Native Quechua Speakers in the North of Potosí, Bolivia

Posted by: Gladys Camacho Rios – MA Candidate at CLACS / Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU The second part of my fieldwork took place in Toro Toro north of the city of Potosí, Bolivia. After finishing the first part of my fieldwork in Tarabuco, northwest of Sucre, I went back to Cochabamba inContinue reading “Interacting with Native Quechua Speakers in the North of Potosí, Bolivia”