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CALL FOR PAPERS: Art and Activism in Latin America session at the 2020 Universities Art Association of Canada (UAAC) online conference, 15 – 17 October 2020, deadline for proposals is August 1, 2020

The theme of this session is art and activism in Latin America. Art and activism are two distinct academic disciplines, but ones which can dialogue and merge into action, which ranges from cultural production to a mutual understanding of contemporary political and social changes. We will therefore look at Latin America contemporary artists whose work blends art and activism. Artists in different contexts and Latin America countries have increasingly positioned themselves in situations of political and social change, from climate change to human rights. The current political crises, the coronavirus crises and the consequences to the global economy, as well as the social struggles that lead to large influxes of Latin America migrants into the United States, have already inspired many. Further examples to be deepened in this research are the works that focus on refugees fleeing political persecution, Latin America protest art, social injustices, resistance, art and politics.

The UAAC-AAUC invites 300-word abstracts of the proposed papers to be sent, along with a short academic CV, to Tatiane de Oliveira Elias (e-mail: tatianeeliasufsm@gmail.com) before 1 August 2020.

Submissions must include:

  • the name of the applicant
  • the applicant’s email address
  • the applicant’s institutional affiliation and rank
  • title of proposal
  • a proposal (300 words maximum)
  • a brief biography (150 words maximum)  

Proposals may be submitted by current members or non-members of UAAC. Non-members MUST become members of UAAC and pay registration fees in order to present a paper at the conference. Membership dues and registration fees must be received by September 11, 2020

For more information please see https://uaac-aauc.com/conference/