Project: Nothing Resembles the Past: Time and State-sponsored Modernity in Caracas’ Parque Central
Vicente Lecuna joined the Literature Department of the Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV) in 1997, just after completing a PhD in Latin American Literature at the University of Pittsburgh. Lecuna is the Author of La ciudad Letrada en el planeta electrónico and co-author of Laberintos del poder, and Lenguajes de la crítica. He researches and publishes on topics ranging from populism and violence to urban design and contemporary narrative in Venezuela. He is a founding member of the Anormales del arte y la Literatura, a group formed by researchers from ULA, USB and UCV. Currently Lecuna is Associate Professor at UCV, were he served as Chair (2008-2015), and the Executive President of the Board of Prodiseño, School of Visual Communication. He is working on a project on Parque Central, a massive residential and commercial complex built in downtown Caracas in the 1970s.