María Alejandra Korstanje
This talk will highlight the Museo Rural Comunitario in Barranca Larga, El Bolsón, Argentina and the complicated work of archaeologists who are uncovering Argentina’s indigenous heritage amidst the long history of migrations that have shaped the nation.
Dr. María Alejandra Korstanje is an archeologist and a professor at the Institute of Archaeology and Museum at the National University of Tucuman, in Argentina.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, the Archaeological Research Facility, and the Department of Anthropology at UC Berkeley.
Jerry Coe, Salvador Napoli, and Fabian Rossi
In Buenos Aires, there is a renewed focus on preserving the city’s immense architectural heritage, in part by reviving and training new artisans in traditional building crafts.
Salvador Napoli is an architect in restoration. Fabian Rossi is a blacksmith, currently restoring historic buildings in Buenos Aires. Jerry Coe is a sculptural metalsmith who uses traditional blacksmithing methods to create functional art for architecture.
Bolivia’s nine years under its first indigenous President, Evo Morales, have confounded all expectations. Linda Farthing will discuss how Morales’ administration has been spectacularly successful across a variety of indicators, while doing little to transform the pervasive economic power structure or address ongoing, environmentally devastating extractivism.
Linda Farthing is a scholar, journalist, study abroad director, and film producer working on Latin America. She is co-author of three books on Bolivia.