Universidad Central de Chile · December 1st and 2nd, 2008

In the framework of the Program “Building Latin American Bicentennials” of the Observatory on Latin American (OLA) of The New School in New York, and the Bicentennials Program of the Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo de la Universidad de Buenos Aires (FADU UBA), the first seminar of working papers was celebrated with researchers from Argentina, Chile and Mexico. It was held in the headquarters of the Universidad Central de Chile, Santiago.

The participants of the seminar were:


  • René Martinez Lemoine: “Santiago in the First Centennial of Independence”.
  • Alejandro Díaz: “From the Centennial to the Bicentennial, Memories of a Social Critic”.
  • Patricio Gross and Francisco Herrera: “Appropriation and Repression: The Alameda of Chile in the Last 100 Years”.
  • Marcelo Reyes and Pablo Morán: “Recent Governmental Management in the Perspective of Emblematic Urban Works for the Celebration”.
  • Mario Sobarzo: “A Tomorrow Without Today”.
  • Alfonso Raposo: “Architecture, City-planning and Bicentennial. Sketch of a Research Idea”.


  • Virginia Guedea: “About the Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the Beginning of Independence. The Case of Mexico”.


  • Miguel Carrasco and Mariano Schilman, with the collaboration of Andrés Muñoz, Javier Nesprías, Nicolás Revel Chion and Alejandro Schwindt: “Genesis of the Construction of a Comprehensive Agenda of the Bicentennial”.
  • Héctor Aguilar: “Images, Forms and Spaces for the Commemoration of May 25th. Inclusive experiences in the schools of the western part of Buenos Aires and the suburbs towards 2010”.
  • Sandra Rua: “The Bicentennial: The Media, a Means? The News and the Commemoration”.
  • Marina Vasta: “The Bicentennial in the City of Buenos Aires. Projects and Constructions”.
  • Gabriela Sorda: “Constructed Commemorations: The actions on the territory of the interior of Argentina to commemorate the Bicentennial”.

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This program is supported by the JULIEN J.STUDLEY FOUNDATION