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PLAS Fellows Series: “A Panel Discussion with Enrique Vila-Matas and Antonio José Ponte, moderated by Rubén Gallo”

Oct 6, 2016  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  Green Hall 0S6

Featuring: Antonio José Ponte (Princeton Visiting Lecturer) and Enrique Vila-Matas (Spanish writer)
Moderator: Rubén Gallo (Princeton)

PLAS Lunch Lecture: “The Colombian Peace Agreement: An Opportunity for Social Transformation”

Oct 12, 2016  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:20 p.m.  ·  216 Burr Hall

Featuring: Maria Paula Saffon Sanin (Lecturer in Politics. Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in Race and Ethnicity Studies in the Society of Fellows.)       

PLAS New Trends in Latin American Studies Series: “Museo del Consumo: Archivos de la Cultura de Masas en Argentina”

Oct 13, 2016  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  216 Burr Hall

Featuring: Professor Graciela Montaldo (Columbia University)

PLAS Lunch Lecture: “House of Cards: Impeachment and the Unfolding Political Crisis in Brazil”

Oct 19, 2016  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:20 p.m.  ·  216 Burr Hall

Featuring: John French (History, Duke University)

PLAS New Trends in Latin American Studies Series: "Forests Lost and Found: Agrarian, Urban and Forests transitions in Latin America"

Oct 24, 2016  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  219 Burr Hall

Featuring: Susanna Hecht (UCLA)

Wilson Lecture Series: Musical Performance by Gaby Moreno (Best New Artist Winner of 2013 Latin Grammys)

Oct 26, 2016  ·  8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.  ·  Richardson Auditorium

Gaby Moreno (Grammy-award winning Guatemalan singer) and her band will perform. Moreno won the 2013 Latin Grammy for Best New Artist.

Co-sponsored by the Program in Latin American Studies.

PLAS Lunch Lecture: “New Cuban Literature and Criticism: A Panel Discussion with Three Visiting Writers”

Nov 9, 2016  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:20 p.m.  ·  216 Burr Hall

Featuring: Gilberto Padilla Cárdenas (Cuban Writer), Reina María Rodríguez (Visiting Fellow, Princeton), Antonio Jose Ponte (Visiting Fellow, Princeton) and Rachel Price (Princeton)

PLAS and the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, Present: “Adventures in Muralism: Battling the White Walls o

Nov 10, 2016  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  216 Burr Hall

Featuring: Patricio Del Real (Visiting Fellow, Princeton)

In February 1933, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, opened its first Architecture Room. Developed by Philip Johnson along functionalist criteria, this environment was intended to showcase the products of modern industrial culture. Yet, against Johnson’s wishes, the Architecture Room also contained color reproductions of the Mexican frescoes by Diego Rivera. The presence of Mexican mural works in this modern functionalist interior casts new light on the bare walls of architectural modernism as defined by Johnson and Henry-Russell Hitchcock just a year earlier in the seminal exhibition: Modern Architecture: International Exhibition. Through these and other exhibitions, Professor Del Real will examine the impact of Mexican Muralism on architectural modernism in the United States at a time when its agents aimed to define the limits and image of the modern world.

PLAS New Trends in Latin American Studies Series: "Dancing Jacobins: A Venezuelan Genealogy of Latin American Populism"

Nov 15, 2016  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  216 Burr Hall

Featuring: Anthropologist Rafael Sanchez (The Graduate Institute, Geneva) with the participation of anthropologists Michael Taussig and Claudio Lomnitz (Columbia University)

PLAS and the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, Present: “Adventures in Muralism: Battling the White Walls"

Nov 16, 2016  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  219 Burr Hall

Featuring: Patricio Del Real (Visiting Fellow, Princeton)

In February 1933, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, opened its first Architecture Room. Developed by Philip Johnson along functionalist criteria, this environment was intended to showcase the products of modern industrial culture. Yet, against Johnson’s wishes, the Architecture Room also contained color reproductions of the Mexican frescoes by Diego Rivera. The presence of Mexican mural works in this modern functionalist interior casts new light on the bare walls of architectural modernism as defined by Johnson and Henry-Russell Hitchcock just a year earlier in the seminal exhibition: Modern Architecture: International Exhibition. Through these and other exhibitions, Professor Del Real will examine the impact of Mexican Muralism on architectural modernism in the United States at a time when its agents aimed to define the limits and image of the modern world.

Princeton Lecture Series: "Olympic Urbanism and Contested Futures in Rio de Janeiro"

Nov 30, 2016  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  219 Burr Hall

Princeton Lecture Series:
"Olympic Urbanism and Contested Futures in Rio de Janeiro"
Panel Discussion Featuring: Co-editors Mariana Cavalcanti (Institute of Social and Political Studies, Rio de Janeiro), Vyjayanthi V. Rao (Director, Terreform Center for Advanced Urban Research) and Bruno Carvalho (Princeton)

This event will discuss the implications of mega-projects connected to Rio's transformation for the 2016 Olympic Games. We'll speak of how the book tells the story of how these changes to the cityscape kindled citizens’ hopes and aspirations for their “right to a future,” and chronicle the ways in which citizens have contested the futures imposed on them. Our collective work on this project has attempted to anticipate the city yet to come, pointing to the potential for activism and protest to transform the Olympic legacy into different, more democratic, futures.

Co-sponsored by the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities, the Program in Latin American Studies and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

PLAS Lunch Lecture “Militias and the Politics of War in 19th Century Brazil”

Dec 7, 2016  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:20 p.m.  ·  216 Burr Hall

Featuring: Miqueias Mugge (Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Woodrow Wilson School, Brazilian Historian)

PLAS New Trends in Latin American Studies Series: "Critical Terms in Caribbean and Latin American Thought"

Dec 7, 2016  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  216 Burr Hall

Featuring: Yolanda Martinez and Ben Sifuentes (Latino/Caribbean Studies and Comparative Literature, Rutgers)