'Landscape as Urbanism in the Americas' publica archivo digital enfocado en el paisaje como urbanismo

March 11, 2017

En las últimas dos décadas el paisaje ha sido reivindicado como modelo y medio para la ciudad contemporánea. El discurso y las prácticas del paisaje como urbanismo se pueden encontrar en Europa, América del Norte y Asia. Durante este tiempo, una serie alternativa de prácticas arquitectónicas y urbanistas han surgido en América Latina, apostándole a las implicaciones ecológicas y territoriales del proyecto urbano.

2017 Mar 13

Workshop Critical Conservation

Mon - Fri, Mar 13 to Mar 17, 3:30pm - 6:30pm


Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile - Campus Lo Contador UC - Avda. El Comendador 1916, Santiago, Chile

El seminario aspira a desarrollar conceptos y estrategias que permitan describir y prefigurar la naturaleza transitoria y dinámica de la arquitectura, el paisaje y la ciudad. Combina la discusión sobre diversos autores de filosofía de la historia y la conservación, con la presentación de diversos casos de estudio en los que las premisas de la permanencia y el sentido estable, sobre las que se funda y con las cuales opera la conservación tradicional, se han vuelto Read more about Workshop Critical Conservation

2017 Feb 16

Study Abroad Info Session: Argentina and Chile

6:00pm to 7:00pm


CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

DRCLAS is pleased to offer — through the Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad — semester-length study abroad programs in Argentina and Chile. Come learn more about these exciting study opportunities.

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2017 Feb 21

Tuesday Seminar Series: Allende, Pinochet, and the Long Spanish Civil War in Chile

12:00pm to 2:00pm


CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speakers: Kirsten Weld, Associate Professor, Department of History

Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University
This presentation explores the curious resonance of the Spanish Civil War in 1970s Chile, analyzing how and why Chileans of varied political stripes — from far-right golpistas to ardent supporters of Salvador Allende’s Unidad Popular — invoked the Spanish Civil War as an explanatory framework for their own country’s crisis. It dicusses the formation of historical Read more about Tuesday Seminar Series: Allende, Pinochet, and the Long Spanish Civil War in Chile
2017 Feb 15

The Last Day of Oppression, and the First Day of the Same: The Politics and Economics of the New Latin American Left



CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Jeffery R. Webber, School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary University of London

Moderator: Professor Kirsten Weld, Department of History, Harvard University 
This talk will explain the political dynamics and conflicts underpinning the contradictory evolution of left-wing governments and social movements in Latin America in the last two decades. Throughout the 2000s, Latin America transformed itself into the leading edge of anti-neoliberal resistance in the world. What is left of the Pink Tide Read more about The Last Day of Oppression, and the First Day of the Same: The Politics and Economics of the New Latin American Left
2017 Jan 25

Student Info Session: Summer Programs & Funding Opportunities

4:00pm to 5:00pm


CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Interested in Latin America? Come to the DRCLAS Info Session to learn how you can get involved in the region this summer! Gain internship experience, study, or participate in experiential learning through immersive programs offered between June - August, 2017.

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: DRCLAS, CGIS South, Room S216

• Summer Internship Program (SIP) in ArgentinaBrazilChileRead more about Student Info Session: Summer Programs & Funding Opportunities

2016 Dec 13

Talk + Tour - On Curating: Displacement

1:00pm to 2:30pm


Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St / Carpenter Center, Level 3, 24 Quincy St

Contending with issues of ephemerality and loss within the geopolitical sphere of late-20th century South America, the artworks on view in Embodied Absence: Chilean Art of the 1970s Now find deep resonance in the groundbreaking display next door at the Harvard Art Museums’ exhibition Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning. Curators Mary Schneider Enriquez and Liz Munsell will tour the two exhibitions in tandem, discussing issues of endurance, temporality, and the political power of the artist within Latin America then and now.

The tour and discussion will begin at the Harvard Art Museums in the Calderwood Courtyard and continue on to the Carpenter Center’s Level 3 Sert Gallery. Space is limited, please RSVP here.

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‘Disappearing’ Chilean art

‘Disappearing’ Chilean art

November 15, 2016

Carpenter Center exhibit examines art created during the Pinochet regime, and adds fresh elements to it

By Jill Radsken, Harvard Staff Writer

In the years following Augusto Pinochet’s military coup, Chilean artists created works in fear and solidarity, and out of defiance. Many of those creations, from street art in Santiago to dance performances abroad, were ephemeral, making them difficult to historicize.

A new exhibition at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts aims to stem the loss of those important works.  Read more about ‘Disappearing’ Chilean art