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Apr 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm

The Coup of 2016 and the Future of Democracy in Brazil


A panel discussion with Prof. Teddy Cruz, Dr. Prof. Mariana Wardwell, Prof. Brian Cross and Dr. Prof. Daniel Hallin mediated by MFA Student Mateus Guzzo.

The Coup of 2016 conducted in Brazil is a recent historical event that marks not only a social, political and economical shift in Latin­ America, but also a symbolic one. More recent events such as the violation of academic freedom of Brazilian universities, the assassination of Council Representative Marielle Franco under the auspices of the military intervention in Rio de Janeiro and the selective arrest of former president Lula push the need for this panel to address the following question: Even if Latin American conditions are characterized by the state of exception as a rule, what are the strategies of mediation in society that can flourish another kind of sociability, governance and economical architecture?

LACES(D) - a conference to reflect on Speculative Design as a potential area of knowledge, political practice and art from a Latin American perspective. Focused in a shift, even if temporary, in the disciplines of Design, LACES(D) proposes a public debate of contemporary critical issues and its unfoldings in fields of Media, Architecture, History and Art.

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Apr 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm


Visual Arts Facility (VAF 306) Performance Space

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Registration is not required for this event.

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Nick Lesley    858-822-7755


Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

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Visual Arts

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Talks and Lectures