Thursday, June 28, 2012 · Casa Nacional del Bicentenario · Buenos Aires

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The Observatory on Latin America (OLA) at the New School University, New York,
the Bicentennials Program at the School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism, Universidad de Buenos Aires (FADU-UBA),
and Ediciones Infinito


Margarita Gutman and Rita Molinos (editors)

Introduced by:

Michael Cohen, Director, Observatory on Latin America, OLA/The New School
Margarita Gutman, Director, Building Latin American Bicentennial Program, OLA/The New Shool and Co-Director, Bicentennials Program, FADU-UBA
Rita Molinos, Co-Director, Bicentennials Program, FADU-UBA
Ileana Versace, Coordinator, Bicentennials Programs, FADU-UBA


Adriana Clemente
Deputy Dean, School of Social Sciences, UBA
Alberto Croce
Director, SES Foundation
Diego Golombek
Profesor Titular Regular at Universidad Nacional de Quilmes and Investigador Principal at CONICET
Jaime Sorín
Former-Dean (2006-2010), School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism, UBA

Produced at the edge of the commemoration of the bicentennials of independence in Latin America, this book takes the collective dimension of that eminently American historical epic.

From Mexico City to Punta Arenas, including Bogotá, Quito, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires and the United States, 35 authors examine critically the bicentennials preparations and the echoes of the centennials. Interpretations are presented in the fields of anthropology, history, economics and political science, social development, photography and film, architecture and urban development. Each topic is addressed for a different scale, including regional, national, local, and sectoral perspectives.

The interpretive information and content of this book and accompanying DVD contribute to the collective construction of knowledge about how Latin American countries take the challenge of the bicentennial as a historically significant moment for rethinking the past. Moreover, the process of reflection instigates a critical view of the present and stimulates the imagination to create a future of inclusion and justice.

Thursday, June 28, 2012· 6:00pm
Casa Nacional del Bicentenario
Riobamba 985
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
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This program is supported by the JULIEN J. STUDLEY FOUNDATION