Cultural and Humanitarian Agents Seminar Series: Contested Territories and the Transborder Farm Lab


Thursday, October 27, 2011, 6:30pm to 7:30pm


CGIS South, S-030, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

Opening remarks:
Doris Sommer, Director, Cultural Agents Initiative, Ira Jewell Williams, Jr., Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and African and African American Studies

Michael VanRooyen, MD, MPH, FACEP Director, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Director, Division of International Health and Humanitarian Programs, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Associate Professor in the Department of Global Health and Population, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Benjamin Juárez, Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Boston University

Raúl Cárdenas (Mazatlán, México, 1969) Founder and director of Torolab.

Background: Born in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, Raúl Cárdenas Osuna is the founder of Torolab, a Tijuana-based collective workshop and laboratory of contextual studies that identifies situations or phenomena of interest for research.

The Transborder Farm is a Torolab/Raul Cadenas Osuna project for the Camino Verde community of Tijuana, BC, Mex. It is inserted in to the Torolab's Emergency Architecture and Molecular Urbanism proposals, which introduces a model of sustainable life in marginalized communities. Starting with a study between the integral relations of cities and nutritional culture (from farming to consumption passing through the sanitary impact and its influence in community development)-, Torolab proposes strategies for collective and economical activation in the Camino Verde Neighborhood of Tijuana, providing education and integral health to its residents, through diverse strategies and interventions for short, medium and long term.

This event is co-sponsored by Conaculta Fonca, Cátedra Cultura de Méxixo and Cultural Agents Initiative.

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
CGIS South, S-030, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
Contact: Marcela Mahecha,
Event Type: ARTS@DRCLAS Lectures, Presentations, and Workshops
Country: Mexico
Region: Mexico and Central America
Event Location: DRCLAS Cambridge