LLILAS Faculty Book Series: Hotel Mexico: Dwelling on the '68 Movement

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Student ProgramThis is an event hosted by the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. The event will be held on Friday September 2, 2016, on the 2nd Floor Conference Room at the Benson Latin American Collection, SRH Unit 1. In 1968, Mexico prepared to host the Olympic games amid growing civil unrest. The spectacular sports facilities and urban redevelopment projects built by the government in Mexico City mirrored the country’s rapid but uneven modernization. In the same year, a street-savvy democratization movement led by students emerged in the city. Throughout the summer, the‘68 Movement staged protests underscoring a widespread sense of political disenfranchisement. Just ten days before the Olympics began, nearly 300 student protestors were massacred by the military in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas, at the core of a new public housing complex, Nonoalco-Tlatelolco. In spite of institutional denial and censorship, the 1968 "Tlatelolco Massacre" remains a touchstone in contemporary Mexican culture thanks to the public memory work of survivors and Mexico’s leftist intelligentsia. In this highly original study of the afterlives of the ’68 Movement, George F. Flaherty explores how urban spaces—material but also literary, photographic, and cinematic—became an archive of 1968, providing a framework for de facto modes of justice for years to come. George F. Flaherty is an assistant professor of art history and associate director of the Center for Latin American Visual Studies (CLAVIS). He publishes primarily on Latin American visual and spatial cultures since 1940, with emphasis on Mexico and the U.S.–Mexico borderlands. His research and teaching interests extend to Cuba, film and media studies, postcolonial and subaltern studies, and the historiography of global contemporary art. For more information, contact Paloma Díaz. To RSVP and receive updates via Facebook, visit Hotel Mexico. George Flaherty, Department of Art & Art History, discusses his recent book, Hotel Mexico: Dwelling on the ’68 Movement (University of California Press, 2016).
Start Date/Time:2016-09-02 12:00:00
End Date/Time:2016-09-02 12:00:00
Source:Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
URL:http://liberalarts.utexas.edu/llilas/events/41319
Grade Level:Both
TEKS:4.19(A), 4.19(B), 4.19(C), 7.19(A), 7.19(B), 7.19(C), 7.19(D)
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