keynotes-AngelaDavisAngela Davis is Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies at UC Santa Cruz, and the author of ten books, including 2016’s Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement. Her work addresses the range of social problems associated with incarceration and criminalization of communities most affected by poverty and racial discrimination. She draws upon her own experiences as someone who spent eighteen months in jail and on trial, after being placed on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted List.” She has been an activist for six decades including as a founding member of Critical Resistance, an abolitionist organization dedicated to the dismantling of the prison industrial complex.

From Prison Abolition to #BlackLivesMatter: Social Movements and the Global Struggle for Justice

This lecture will discuss the rise of social movements demanding prison abolition and the end of racialized police violence in the United States in the context of mass incarceration and the militarization of policing. The talk will also draw links from these movements to struggles for justice across the Americas and the world.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. / 15h15 – 16h45
TEATRO BAQUEDANO (Teatro de la Universidad de Chile)

Santiago de Chile. Julio 18/2016. X Encuentro Hemisférico. Conferencia magistral de Alfredo Jaar en el Teatro Baquedano.Alfredo Jaar is a Chilean artist, architect and filmmaker living in New York. His work has been exhibited extensively around the world. He has participated in the Venice Biennials (1986, 2007, 2009, 2013), the Sao Paulo Biennials (1987, 1989, 2010), and Documenta (Kassel, 1987, 2002). He has created approximately 75 public interventions and over 60 monographs about his work have been published. His work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum (New York), Tate Modern (London), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Reina Sofía (Madrid), M+ (Hong Kong), and innumerable institutions and private collections around the world.

It Is Difficult

A talk centering on the recent projects created around the world and the ability of culture to effect change in difficult times.

Monday July 18, 2016
7:00PM—8:30PM  /  19H—20H30

Photo : Courtesy of David Añiñir Guilitraro

David Añiñir Guilitraro is a cultural organizer and poet. He has contributed to contemporary Mapuche cultural reflection through poetic actions that promote identity. His published works include Mapurbe, venganza a raíz and Haykuche, among others. The publication Autoretraxto is a compilation of his most powerful works. His work has been included in numerous anthologies in Latin America and Europe.

Mapurbe: “The Children of Children of Children… (Those Bodies)”

Mapurbe is an aesthetic and poetic conceit of contemporary Indigenous identity, that has been coined in the cultural records of the Mapuche people. This scenic and poetic montage will be created along with musician-poet Pedro de Piedra and Patricia Contreras.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 pm.  /  13H – 14H30

keynotes-JackHalberstamJack Halberstam has been working at the intersections of art and performance for the last two decades. Jack’s research and scholarship explores popular culture, eccentric political expression, and gender and sexual variance. Jack is currently working on several projects including a book titled THE WILD on queer anarchy.

Trans*- Ex-Centric Genders and Performance

In the last decade, public discussions of transgenderism have increased exponentially. What was once regarded as an unusual or even unfortunate disorder has become an accepted articulation of gendered embodiment as well as a new site for political activism. How did a stigmatized identity become so central to US and European articulations of self and other? What fuels the continued fascination with transgender embodiment and how has the recognition of its legitimacy changed current gender protocols in the US and elsewhere? What is the history of gender and how does it sit alongside histories of sexuality, race, ability and health? This talk will focus on recent representations of the transgender body to think about how and why gender variability has become such a contested site recently for discussions of access, identity, performance, futurity, and change itself.

Friday, July 22, 2016
2:45p.m. – 4:15 p.m. / 14h45 – 16h15