Variaciones del archivo en dos instantáneas

Posted by Alejandra Rosenberg Navarro – Ph.D. Student of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures at NYU “‘Archival’ memory exists as documents, maps, literary texts, letters, archeological remains, bones, videos, films, CDs, all those items supposedly resistant to change…The repertoire, on the other hand, enacts embodied memory: performance, gestures, orality, movement, dance, singing…The repertoire requiresContinue reading “Variaciones del archivo en dos instantáneas”

La Fototeca Nacional (Pachuca, Hidalgo)

Posted by Jason Ahlenius — PhD Student of Spanish and Portuguese at NYU She grew impatient when I did it for the second time. «¡Ay! Por favor, no hagas eso». Please don’t do that. But I did it. I broke the rules. I touched the photographic originals. I desecrated Mexico’s visual patrimony. I have finallyContinue reading “La Fototeca Nacional (Pachuca, Hidalgo)”

The Art of (not) Finding: El Archivo Fotográfico Manuel Toussaint

Posted by Jason Ahlenius – Ph.D. student in Spanish and Portuguese at NYU I have begun to see a pattern in my “explorations” of Mexico’s archives: I arrive at the archive, and spend several days figuring out how to gain access to the archive, or searching through the catalog, only to have someone tell meContinue reading “The Art of (not) Finding: El Archivo Fotográfico Manuel Toussaint”

Warisata en Imágenes: The Right to an Emancipatory Education

  ¡Paulo Freire Vive! The Right to an Emancipatory Education, at Risk in Latin America and the Caribbean Discussion and photographic exposition of Warisata: the experience of the indigenous “escuela núcleo” in Bolivia. September 19, 2017 The Ayllu School of Warisata in Bolivia, despite its short operative life (1931-1940), has been one of the mostContinue reading “Warisata en Imágenes: The Right to an Emancipatory Education”

An Update: Stories of El Salvador

We have continued developing the exhibition, Stories of El Salvador: The Civil War and Its Aftermath over the course of the Fall semester. What had started as a small project to showcase the Mujeres de la Guerra Project has grown into an exhibition that will have robust collateral programming that will include a film series,Continue reading “An Update: Stories of El Salvador”

Stories of El Salvador: The Civil War and Its Aftermath

Next April the Graduate Association of Latin American Studies (GALAS) at NYU will open an exhibition entitled Stories of El Salvador: The Civil War and Its Aftermath. Raúl Guzmán and Camilla Querin, two students of the joint degree Master’s program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Museum Studies will be curating the exhibition thatContinue reading “Stories of El Salvador: The Civil War and Its Aftermath”

Seeing Huamanga Through the Archive

This summer, I am traveling to three sites in Peru to investigate the development of the photographic technology during recent decades.  Having established that my dissertation will address the broad topic of social practices of photography in Peru, this trip is intended to help narrow the focus of my research and explore potential sites forContinue reading “Seeing Huamanga Through the Archive”