NOSTALGIAS POR LUGARES DESCONOCIDOS

PHOTO EXHIBITION

February 2019

SUMMARY

      The Latin American diaspora in the US has two unique characteristics: its exploration of the cultural intersections between migrants from colonized nations, and the celebration of that culture at the core of the current dominant cultural power in the world. The result is something that resembles our original cultures but also looks ‘Americanized’. Something that is similar to both cultures, and it is unique at the same time.

 

        It is possible to affirm that most immigrants choose their relationship with their native and their newly acquired culture. A relatively recent phenomenon is retro-acculturation, the search for ethnic identity or roots by the new generations. In the case of the Latin diaspora in the US, the development of those cultural aesthetics have a lot to do with the memories, stories, and traditions often passed orally to subsequent generations.

 

“Nostalgias por Lugares Desconocidos” it's a collaboration with Harvard University, The show includes the work of: Thalía Gochez, Liza Cueva, Natalie Aleman, Lucía Leal, Ekevara Kitpowsong, Amelia Berumen, and Rasta Dave.

DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROJECT

- Produced 32 pieces to be displayed at the Law School Library.

- Presented a talk at the fourth annual Latinx Law Conference at Harvard Law School, about the narratives and stories of these photographers and their connection to the subjects.

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