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Es lo que hay [That’s The Way Things Are]

A discussion of the photobook by Luis Weinstein

Chilean photographer Luis Weinstein presents the work of his photobook Es lo que hay [That’s the way things are], documenting everyday life in Chile under the Pinochet dictatorship.
The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session between the author and Carlos Reyes Manzo
All welcome but booking required. Click the image to follow directions.


Alternating films from Portugal and Spain, this series will look at how cinema in the last ten years responded to the economic crisis of 2007 with accounts and evaluations of society’s ability to confront austerity and to reinvent life and polítics in challenging times.

Friday, October 27, 2017
Cerca de tu casa [At Your Doorstep] (Eduard Cortés, 2016)

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Sao Jorge [Saint George] (Marco Martins, 2016)

Friday, February 9, 2018
Mercado de futuros [Futures market] (Mercedes Álvarez, 2011)

Friday, March 16, 2018
Colo (Teresa Vilaverde, 2017)

Friday, May 18, 2018
A fàbrica de nada [The Nothing Factory] (Pedro Pinho, 2017)

Friday, June 29, 2018
La mano invisible [The Invisible Hand] (David Macián, 2016)

Crafting Resistance

The Art of Chilean Political Prisoners. Event and Exhibition

An exhibition co-curated by Jasmine Gideon, Birkbeck, University of London and CILAVS member &
Gloria Miqueles, Chilean Ex-political prisoner.
Project funded by Birkbeck ISSF WellcomeTrust
Hosted by University of East London -Archive

Opening event: 26thJanuary 2018, 14:00 –18:30
‘Refugees and exiles: Resistance, well-being & mental endurance’
•Panel discussion: 14:00 –16:30
•Chilean exiles -talks, poetry, music : 16:45 –18:30
Venue: Library & Learning Service: Archives Room
Embroidery Workshops : 3rdFebruary and 7thFebruary, 13:00 to 16:00
‘Embroidering memory and resistance’
Embroidery and talks exploring textile as a form of preserving memory & as an act of solidarity and resistance.
Venue: Library & Learning Service: Archives Room

Dates: 26thJanuary –16thFebruary 2018
Venue: Library & Learning Service: Archives
Address:University of East London, Docklands University Way, London E16 2RD (DLR Cyprus station)
Opening hours: Mon -Friday 09:00-17:00
Saturday 12:00 –17:00
To book, click the image and follow directions

New project: Mobilising the value of biocultural collections in Brazil

Funded by the Newton Fund - British Council led by the Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro (JBRJ), in partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Birkbeck, University of London, the Instituto Socioambiental (ISA), the Federação das Organizações Indígenas do Rio Negro (FOIRN) and the Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi (MPEG).



Centre for Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies

Director: Mari Paz Balibrea

Birkbeck, University of London
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7631 6144

Main image © Teresa Georgallis

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