Cartographies of Memory
Reconstructing sites of memory and resistance during the 1976-1983 dictatorship in suburban Argentina
Most of the research on memory in postdictatorship Argentina has focused either on big cities or small towns. Very little work has been done on everyday life during the military dictatorship in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, and this project aims to fill that gap. This pilot research collaboration focuses on a reconstruction of everyday life in Banfield, a suburb south of Buenos Aires, with an emphasis on institutions that participated in the kidnapping and forced adoptions of children of political dissidents, a common practice during the dictatorship. The team is producing a traveling installation, app, research website and oral history archive preservation with Memoria Activa, an Argentinian nonprofit.
Topics: Access, Equity and Justice; Arts, Communication, Media and Design; Culture, Language and History; Education; Law, Government and Policy
Debra Castillo, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Latino/a Studies, Department of Performing and Media Arts
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences at the Universidad de Buenos Aires
- John Kennedy, romance studies
- Community partner: Memoria Activa
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