Nov 13 2013

The Politics of Culture: Competing Aesthetics of the City in Oaxaca, Mexico

November 13, 2013

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


1550 UH


601 S. Morgan Street, Chicago, Illinois

In 2006, the response to government repression of a teacher’s strike was a popular revolt that took over the city of Oaxaca for six months. The groups that made up the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca were united by their desire to depose the governor. This talk examines how the emerging spatial practices produced by the marches, assemblies, street art, and barricades in Oaxaca transcended the people’s desire to oust the governor and produced embodied models of social transformation that became their own point of reference.



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Aug 13, 2018

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Aug 13, 2018