Harvard-UAI Collaborative Research Grant Series Presents: "New Perspectives on School Violences in Chile: Towards an Aesthetic, Academic, and Ethical World View"


Friday, December 10, 2021, 10:00am

10:00 am ET / 12:00 pm Chile
This event is virtual, to register click here.

Speakers: Randy Testa, Educational Co-Director of the X-Media Lab; Associate Director, PreK -16 Programs, Professional Programs in Education (PPE); Harvard Graduate School of Education; Pedro Moscoso, Professor, Liberal Arts, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
Moderated by: Dominga Sotomayor, Visiting Professor, Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies, Harvard University, 2021-22

Cross Media Analysis for Preventing School Violence: This research project conducted an 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 Lab). The various phenomena that have occurred in Chile in recent years have evidenced a certain insufficiency of the accounts that attempt to diagnose and solve the political and social problems that affect us. Within this general framework, the research we present aims to deepen the ways in which current educational discourses have led to predetermined modes of socialization within educational institutions, exposing the manner in which the emerging practices open up a field of violence that operates at different levels and scales within schools, thus opening an intersectional dimension that allows these phenomena to be addressed through alternative methodologies.

Randy Testa is an Educator, speaker and content writer/editor, working in professional development at the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Programs in Professional Development. Prior to that, served as Vice President for Education and Professional Development in Walden Media. Award-winning developer of creative professional development presentations, workshops, and materials for teachers, parents, and students, as well as invigorating online courses for mid-career professionals, earned-media campaigns, and innovative, standards-based curricula, combining the best of entertainment and education.

Pedro Moscoso is a Doctor of Philosophy, Assistant Professor. Doctor of Philosophy and DEA in Sociology from the Universidad de Valladolid, Spain; Master of Political Philosophy from Universidad de Chile and Bachelor of Psychology from Universidad Diego Portales. He has conducted research in the fields of philosophy and social sciences. His main lines of work are concentrated around the conditions of the political construction of modern and contemporary subjectivities, mainly from the perspective of French political philosophy and psychoanalysis. He is currently developing his Fondecyt project, under Regular N. 1210004, which is focused on the inquiry of a notion of philosophical practice, centered on the development of experimental methodologies that allow to address political and social phenomena from an interdisciplinary situated perspective. Integrated Science Association (ISA), a member of the Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN).

Dominga Sotomayor is a film Director, writer and producer born in Santiago de Chile in 1985. Her first feature film Thursday till Sunday (2012) was developed at the Cannes Cinéfondation Residence, which won the Tiger Award in the 41º Rotterdam Film Festival and has been gaining international recognition ever since. In 2015, she premiered her medium-length film Mar at the 65º Berlinale Forum and also co-produced the collective Here in Lisbon. For Too Late To Die Young (2018) she became the first woman to receive the Leopard for Best Direction at 71º Locarno Film Festival. Dominga is also one of the founders of the production company CINESTACIóN and artistic director at CCC, Centro de Cine y Creación, a new arthouse cinema and centre in Santiago de Chile. In 2015 she had her first retrospective in Israel at the Cinema South Film Festival. In February 2019 Harvard Film Archive made the focus on her work "In a landscape: The films of Dominga Sotomayor." Over the past few years Dominga has also taught film courses in colleges in Chile and made videos and photographs for exhibitions, like "Little Sun" (Olafur Eliasson, 2012) at the Tate Modern in London.

Presented in collaboration with Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez