Guillén Landrián o el desconcierto fílmico: Book Launch Recap

By: Melisa Redondo, CLACS MA Candidate On September 24, CLACS hosted a Zoom event for the launch of Guillén Landrián o el desconcierto fílmico. The book co-edited by Julio Ramos and Dylon Robbins, features essays by various authors on the recently re-discovered work of Cuban filmmaker Guillén Landrián.  Before the event, participants were encouraged toContinue reading “Guillén Landrián o el desconcierto fílmico: Book Launch Recap”

Cuban and Brazilian Film Featured this Week at CLACS

As we start the Fall semester, in the first week of the season, CLACS will be hosting public programming highlighting Latin American/Caribbean film, from Cuba and Brazil, featuring the scholarly work and commentary of faculty member Dylon Robbins. On Monday, September 28 at 6pm, we will be hosting the launch of Guillén Landrián o elContinue reading “Cuban and Brazilian Film Featured this Week at CLACS”

Recap – Coco Fusco on the Art of Intervention: A Screening and Artist Talk (2/24)

On February 24, CLACS hosted renowned interdisciplinary artist Coco Fusco for a screening of her film The Art of Intervention: The Performances of JuanSí González (2016), and a Q&A between Fusco and the audience regarding both the film and contemporary performance art in Cuba. In the film which includes footage and interviews, JuanSí González whoContinue reading “Recap – Coco Fusco on the Art of Intervention: A Screening and Artist Talk (2/24)”

The Politics of Black Hair in Havana: Reflections on Sisterhood and Diaspora Solidarity

  Posted by Moriah Ray, MA Candidate at NYU’s Center for Carribean and Latin American Studies. This post was written in the summer of 2017, based on research funded by the Tinker Grant.  In the Summer of 2015, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Havana, Cuba for three months. To prepare myself for myContinue reading “The Politics of Black Hair in Havana: Reflections on Sisterhood and Diaspora Solidarity”

What We Talk About when We Talk About Development

Posted by Sam Kellogg — MA candidate in Media, Culture, and Communications at NYU. This post was written in the summer of 2017, based on research funded by the Tinker Grant.  On paper, and according to many observers, the Cuban Internet is many years behind the times, behind the curve. In a formal sense, and accordingContinue reading “What We Talk About when We Talk About Development”

Upcoming Events November 6-11, 2017

CLACS has yet another jam-packed week of events for you to attend, engange with, reflect on, and enjoy. If you are unable to attend the event in person, check out our facebook page, because there is a good chance that there will be a live-stream. This week, events range from critically analyzing the aftermath of hurricanesContinue reading “Upcoming Events November 6-11, 2017”

App Economies: When Economic Blockades Create New Industries

Posted by Sam Kellogg — MA candidate in Media, Culture, and Communications at NYU In my last blog post I addressed some of the nuances and contradictions of Internet adoption for contemporary Cuban sociality and economics, and discussed how these nuances bear on the ways we think about development. In this post, I’d like toContinue reading “App Economies: When Economic Blockades Create New Industries”

Un verano inusual en la Ciudad de México

  Posted by Yesenia Fernández – PhD Student at Media Culture and Communication at NYU- Steinhardt Mi primera semana en México ha sido dura. No vine preparada para la lluvia y el frío con que la Ciudad me recibió, una especie de Londres en plena Latinoamérica. Todos me explicaron que era la temporada de lluviasContinue reading “Un verano inusual en la Ciudad de México”

The Underground Economy Supporting Public Internet Use in Cuba

Posted by Sam Kellogg — MA candidate in Media, Culture, and Communications at NYU The Wi-Fi park on 14th and 15th street, Vedado, Havana. I met *Victor the second or third time I visited my local Wi-Fi park, on the corner of 14th and 15th streets in Vedado. Vedado is a neighborhood in Havana aContinue reading “The Underground Economy Supporting Public Internet Use in Cuba”

Early Latin American Migration to the U.S. Focus of Next Indocumentales

Post by Gretchen Kyle Shaheen, CLACS MA Candidate and Graduate Associate for K-12 Outreach On Monday, November 23, CLACS will be presenting the second film in this semester’s installation of Indocumentales.  Starting at 6:30pm, we will be screening Empire of Dreams (1880-1942) of the PBS Series Latino Americans. The second part of the Latino Americans Series,Continue reading “Early Latin American Migration to the U.S. Focus of Next Indocumentales”