Speaker: Santiago Anria, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Latin American Studies, Dickinson College Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS
Speaker: Paloma Vidal, Writer, Associate Professor, Universidade Federal de São Paulo Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
Paloma Vidal will present a performance in which poetry and music intersect: a poem by the Brazilian poet Marília Garcia, from her book Câmera Lenta (2017), will be translated into Spanish accompanied by a theme by the Argentinian musician Carlos Aguirre, from the album Calma (2017). The body that translates,...
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue
Each year, the Peabody celebrates the Day of the Dead with a family event and fiesta and a temporary altar that remains on display for the month of November.
Originating with the Aztecs, the Mexican Day of the Dead is a unique blend of Mesoamerican and Christian rituals. The holiday, which is celebrated on November 1 from 4-8pm, All Saints’ Day, is dedicated to adults;...
Speakers: José Esparza Chong Cuy, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Storefront for Art and Architecture Ruth Estévez, Co-founder, Executive Director and Curator, LIGA and Senior Curator-at-Large, The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University Julieta González, Artistic Director, Museo Jumex Sarah Herda, Director, Graham Foundation Michelle Millar Fisher, Curator, Contemporary Decorative Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Zoë Ryan, John H. Bryan Chair and...
Speaker: Ernesto Calvo, Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland-College Park Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS
Social networks are today the primary source of political content among the unsteadily informed voters of Latin America. Much of the content, produced and published by traditional news organizations, caters to communities of partisans who activate posts among their peers. In this presentation,...
Harvard University Center for the Environment, MCZ 440
Speakers: Tasso Azevedo, General Coordinator, SEEG Network and MapBiomas; Affiliated Scholar, Brazil Lab, Princeton University Beto Veríssimo, Co-founder, Imazon; Director, Amazon Center for Entrepreneurship; Affiliated Scholar, Brazil Lab, Princeton University Gina McCarthy, former U.S. EPA Administrator, Director, C-CHANGE (Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Moderator: Daniel Schrag, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology; Professor of Environmental...
Speakers: Joyelle McSweeney, author of TOXICON Urayoán Noel, author of BUZZING HEMISPHERE/RUMOR HEMISFÉRICO Ronald V. Wilson, author of POEMS OF THE BLACK OBJECT
A reading by three of the most dynamic and provocative performers in the genre: Joyelle McSweeney (author of TOXICON), Urayoán Noel (author of BUZZING HEMISPHERE/RUMOR HEMISFÉRICO), and Ronald V. Wilson (author of POEMS OF THE BLACK OBJECT).
Speaker: Eduardo Montero, Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Assistant Professor, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS
Senior Common Room (Standish Hall), Winthrop House
Speaker: Marcos Ramírez (ERRE), Artist
Moderators: Doris Sommer, Ira and Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of African and African American Studies; José Falconi, Lecturer in Fine Arts, Brandeis University
Artist Marcos Ramírez (ERRE) in conversation with Professor Doris Sommer, Ira and Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of African and African American Studies and José Falconi (Lecturer in Fine Arts, Brandeis University)
Speaker: Rebecca Tarlau, Assistant Professor of Education and of Labor and Employment Relations, Pennsylvania State University Moderator: Sidney Chalhoub, Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, affiliated with Romance Languages and Literatures
Askwith Lecture Hall, Longfellow Hall, Harvard Graduate School of Education; 13 Appian Way Cambridge, MA
Opening Remarks by Sarah Whiting, Dean, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Speakers: Loreta Castro Reguera, Professor, UNAM Mexico; Design Director, Taller Capital, Mexico; Visiting Scholar in Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design John Fernandez, Professor, MIT; Director, MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative; Director, Urban Metabolism Group Jim Matheson, Founder and principal, Flybridge Ventures; Chairman and CEO, Oasys Water; Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Harvard Business School Joyce Coffee Founder...
Interested in spending January in Latin America? Come to the DRCLAS Info Session to learn how you can get involved in the region over casual refreshments. Gain internship experience, study, or participate in experiential learning through immersive programs offered this January.
Library Theater in McKinlock Hall (Leverett House) 25 Mill Street, Cambridge MA 02138
Síntesis is one of the emblematic ensembles of contemporary Cuban music, due to the richness, variety and conceptual structure of their sonic style. Sintesis music pioneered the fusion of Afro-Cuban musical traditions with contemporary jazz and rock in the late 1970s. They are among the most recognized and popular...
Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall Gund 112 Stubbins
The Sacred Groves and Secret Parks colloquium and exhibition will bring together insights on the materiality and spatiality of Afro-religious diasporic practices, decentering Western canons of knowledge and leading to new design possibilities for Brazilian and West African cities.
Landscapes of orisha devotion are often manifested as sacred groves, where devotees cultivate orishas—deities, or energies of nature, in Yoruba tradition that enable all forms of life—using combinations of botanical manipulation, animal sacrifice, music, and dance. In the process, Afro-diasporic memories...