Colombia in Flux: The Challenges of Peacebuilding in the Midst of Violence and Insecurity | Fall 2020 Event Recap

By Melisa Redondo, CLACS MA Candidate On September 24, CLACS and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service hosted the talk Colombia in Flux: The Challenges of Peacebuilding in the Midst of Violence and Insecurity, by Arlene B. Tickner, professor at the School of International, Political and Urban Studies at Universidad del Rosario,Continue reading “Colombia in Flux: The Challenges of Peacebuilding in the Midst of Violence and Insecurity | Fall 2020 Event Recap”

A US-Colombia University Collaboration Launches the Colombia: Past, Present, and Futures Initiative

By Amparo Hoffman-Pinilla & Sonia Ospina, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service During the 2020 Spring semester three Colombian academics delivered presentations about their research through a Faculty Working Group Series that is part of the Colombia: Past, Present, and Futures initiative. This is a collaboration between scholars from NYU and Universidad del RosarioContinue reading “A US-Colombia University Collaboration Launches the Colombia: Past, Present, and Futures Initiative”

The Heart of the Andes, Landscape and Art in Bogotá Before and After Alexander von Humboldt

Posted by Natalia Aguilar Vasquez – PhD Student at NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literature My research interests were, initially, the intersections between contemporary art and recent literature in Colombia, specially focused on ways of representing violence, memory, and trauma in the Colombian society and the bodies. That research shifted, and insteadContinue reading “The Heart of the Andes, Landscape and Art in Bogotá Before and After Alexander von Humboldt”

Traveling Alone and Being (Sometimes Reasonably) Afraid

Posted by Isabel Caballero-Samper – MA Candidate at CLACS / Global Journalism at NYU   A year and a half ago, when two Argentinian backpackers were murdered in the Ecuadorian beach town of Montañita, the hashtag #viajosola (I travel on my own, conjugated in the voice of a woman) became popular throughout Latin America. MariaContinue reading “Traveling Alone and Being (Sometimes Reasonably) Afraid”

Using Food Recipes as Sources of Information for Changes in Food Preferences. Colombia. 1970´s – 2010´s.

Posted by Juan C S Herrera – PhD Student at Steinhardt / Food Studies and Food management at NYU After three weeks in Bogotá, Colombia, I took a stroll through one of the city’s main roads, 7th Avenue. There you can find several food options ranging from international food chains to Colombian food corporations, asContinue reading “Using Food Recipes as Sources of Information for Changes in Food Preferences. Colombia. 1970´s – 2010´s.”

‘Proximities/Distances’: Theatre, Performance, and Dance Conference

Creators and performers from all over Latin America and Spain will converge at the King Juan Carlos Center (KJCC) next week for ‘Proximities/Distances’, a two-day event that will explore ideas and practices of proximity and distance in contemporary Spanish and Latin American theatre, performance and dance. Drawing on the current interest in relational strategies and investigatingContinue reading “‘Proximities/Distances’: Theatre, Performance, and Dance Conference”

The Complexities of Mourning

Posted by Angela Arias Zapata – PhD student.  Media, Culture, and Communication NYU  During my visit to the Casa Arana building, I could witness the sadness with which the young men that guided me through this site regarded the failed project of a cabinet-making workshop that I described in my last post. The other signContinue reading “The Complexities of Mourning”

Fragile Autonomy

Posted by Hanna Wallis – MA Candidate at CLACS / Global Journalism at NYU Driving through northern Cauca, the view out the window shifts only slightly between different shades of green. Vast expanses of sugar cane extend off into the horizon, a monoculture sea for biofuel export. Today, I am among hundreds of Nasa community membersContinue reading “Fragile Autonomy”

Material Remains of a Modern Project

Posted by Angela Arias Zapata – PhD student.  Media, Culture, and Communication. NYU A conversation that lingered in the background during most of my fieldwork period in La Chorrera was a traditional dance that was going to take place in one of the malocas located in the nearby communities. The particular characteristic of this event was that it wasContinue reading “Material Remains of a Modern Project”

“Let’s Go Back in Time, Ladies and Gentlemen!”

Posted by Angela Arias Zapata – PhD student.  Media, Culture, and Communication. NYU It was a rainy Friday morning in San José del Guaviare when I boarded the old Douglas DC-3 that would take me to La Chorrera, in the Colombian Amazon region. The DC-3 is an American made cargo airplane, famous for its role duringContinue reading ““Let’s Go Back in Time, Ladies and Gentlemen!””