Beginning in October 2019, Chile was marked by protests and political upheaval, as what began as civil disobedience transformed into a vast resistance movement. Throughout, one of the most striking aspects of the protests was the murals, graffiti, and other political graphics that became ubiquitous in Chilean cities.
In this fascinating, beautifully illustrated book, Terri Gordon-Zolov and Eric Zolov—who were in Santiago to witness and document the protests from their very beginnings—offer a vivid catalog of Chilean wall art, along with reflections on its artistic antecedents, the context of global protest movements, and the long shadow cast by Chile’s authoritarian past.
As a result of the uprising, Chile is now in the process of writing a new constitution, and previous student leader Gabriel Boric has been elected as president. The Walls of Santiago provides a window into the origins of this profoundly democratic yet revolutionary process.
Introduction and welcoming remarks:
Michael Cohen, Director, OLA
Mary Watson, Executive Dean, NSPE
Terri Gordon-Zolov, Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs; Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, The New School
Eric Zolov, Professor of History, Stony Brook University
Marcial Godoy-Anativia, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York University
Julia Foulkes, Professor of History, The New School
Nidhi Srinivas, Associate Professor of Management, The New School
Presented by the Observatory on Latin America, the Schools of Public Engagement, and the School of Undergraduate Studies.
Date and Time:
Thursday 5 May 2022
6:00-8:00 pm (EST)
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