Ariel Camejo: Representing the City in Latin America and the Caribbean. Perspectives from Literature,
Visual Arts and Music
Angewandte Resident Artist [Programme]
This lecture aims to present some recent developments in the process of representing contemporary city in Latin America
and the Caribbean. Departing from the stories of three novels (César Aira: La Villa; Patrick Chamoiseau: Texaco; Pedro Juan
Gutiérrez: Trilogía sucia de La Habana), the conference will trace a symbolic map that moves over some of the most iconic
urban representations witnessed during Havana Biennial of Arts (with the last three editions deeply involved with urban practices
and dynamics) and popular music cultures like the ones represented in reggaetón and trap.
of the concepts and figures to examine are the notions of Capital Cities (within the logics of late colonial and/or poscolonial
territories), Junkspaces (as defined by Rem Koolhas), Ruins of Modernity, Paradoxical Infrastructures, Politics of Citizenship-Identity
(concerning social class, gender, ethnic or linguistic appropriation of space-place).