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ONLINE: Futures of the Past · First Panel Discussion

December 2, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


The program 2084: Futures Imagined from the South seeks to unleash, promote and strengthen the imagination of futures as a capacity, both individual and collective. It seeks to mobilize thinking about the future of Latin American cities from a multiplicity of voices and experiences, with the aim of provoking conversations between diverse actors and thereby contributing to the collective construction of that future.

The program also intends to investigate and discuss how the future was thought in past times – what we call Futures of the Past, and how this was reflected in different media: cinema, literature, plastic arts, music, urban plans, popular culture and even different worldviews.

In this discussion, the panelists will address the futures of the past from very different sources: popular imaginations of Buenos Aires at the beginning of the 20th century reflected in illustrated magazines, contrasted with the imaginations of experts in urban planning; the conception of space-time in Quechua culture and how this questions linear views of time; and, in a shift in focus, the reimagining of the early 21st century from hypothetical interviews conducted in 2066.



Alma Sarmiento, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia
Enrique Rodriguez, Icesi, Cali, Colombia
Martin Groissman, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Margarita Gutman, The New School, New York, United States


Juan Manuel González, The New School, New York, United States


This webinar will be held through the Zoom and will be in Spanish.



December 2, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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