The Art, Film, & Culture program seeks to foster and develop the scope of Latin American visual, verbal and performing arts at Harvard through exhibitions, conferences and performances organized in collaboration with specific departments and faculty, and aligned with course-content within Harvard. In Latin America, the program seeks to strengthen ties between Harvard and local art institutions.
Under the leadership of its faculty co-chairs, the Art, Film, & Culture Faculty Committee leads the vision, priorities and arts related projects undertaken by the program.
Exhibitions are displayed on the second floor of CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street and are open to the public during business hours. The focus is on Latino and Latin American contemporary visual art connected to the course work or academic research of Harvard faculty and graduate students.
In collaboration with our graduate students, DRCLAS curates a Film Series that presents Latin American productions followed by a discussion with the director of the film and related to the student's research. In parallel, DRCLAS partners with the Harvard Film Archive to bring Latin American filmmakers to campus for screenings and discussions about their work with students, scholars and the general public.
Curating Architecture Across the Americas
Curating Architecture Across the Americas (CAAA) promotes historical inquiry and critical curatorial practices in architecture and design exhibitions. This forum brings together scholars and curators, professors and students, historians and cultural agents to establish a dynamic interdisciplinary and transnational network and facilitate scholarly research in academic and museum settings.
A revision of the last 50 years of visual arts in Chile that aims to consolidate a new body of knowledge about Chilean contemporary art. A shared interest in the cultural legacy of conceptual art practices forged in Chile during moments of state-sponsored oppression brings together the artists and researchers involved in this initiative.
Landscape as Urbanism in the Americas
The multi-year project led by the Harvard Office for Urbanization in collaboration with various Latin American institutions is guided through a series of discussions on the potentials for landscape as a medium of urban intervention in the specific social, cultural, economic and ecological context of Latin American cities.
Cross Media Analysis for Preventing School Violence
This research project conducts exploratory analysis into the cultural and sociological antecedents of violence in the Chilean school system, and violence-prevention initiatives through multi-media literacy methods (X-media).
Arts & Sciences Workshop Series
Co-chaired and moderated by Mariano Siskind, Professor, Romance Languages & Literatures, and Brian Farrell, Director, DRCLAS; Professor, Organismic & Evolutionary Biology, the series fosters scholarly discussions centered on the work of leading academics in the fields of the Arts, Humanities and Sciences.