• THE NARCO-CULTURE OF NARCO-ACCUMULATION, A WORKSHOP - In this workshop we will discuss the social, political, cultural, as well as the capital-logics of contemporary narco-capitalism and its mobile territories (from the land in which drugs are cultivated, to the virtual world of laundering and finance in which its profits are realized and re-invested), especially as it is […]
  • CILAVS Seminar Series talk: Death, Afterlife and the Question of Autobiography (Biutiful, 2010), by Prof. Cristina Moreiras, U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor - The book The Inoperative Community by Jean-Luc Nancy opens with this statement, which registers the exhaustion of thinking through History as one of the tragedies of our times.  I will approach this exhaustion in regard to a Spanish film that speaks of death and extinction while at the same time […]
  • The Short Films of Helena Solberg - Brazilian director Helena Solberg’s earlier films are contemporaneous with Brazilian Cinema Novo but her work remains uncharted to most audiences. Following her recent retrospective in São Paulo, the aim of this event is to bring into view Solberg’s earlier films, such as, The Interview (1966), The Emerging Woman (1974) and The Double Day (1975). The Interview was shot in […]
  • Screening of The Trial by Maria Augusta Ramos + Q&A with film director - Wednesday, 5 December 1:30PM – 5:00 PM Birkbeck Cinema School of Arts 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD A one-off screening of the Brazilian political doc The Trial at Birkbeck College, supported by DMovies, in collaboration with the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image (BIMI) and the Centre for Iberian and Latin American […]
  • Parable of the Return, Juan Soto - Colombian-born, London-based filmmaker and editor Juan Soto, whose works poetically explore intersections of memory and history, will present two recent works: Parable of the Return (2016) and Too Late For The Cinema (2014). Following the screening Juan will be in conversation with Professor Catherine Grant. DATE AND TIME Sat 13 October 2018 14:00 – […]
  • MEDIATING THE CATALAN INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT - 12-13 September, 2018 Room 243 Senate House University of London, Malet St Bloomsbury London WC1E 7HU   The ongoing conflict of Catalonia’s movement for independence from Spain has in the last few years captured the imagination of populations in the Spanish state and global audiences alike, polarizing opinion, eliciting passionate […]
  • TRANSATLANTIC SPAIN: THE AFRO-HISPANIC EXPERIENCE OF SLAVERY AND FREEDOM (15TH-19TH CENTURIES) - FRIDAY 6TH JULY 2018, 2:30PM- 6:15PM   Room B04, Birkbeck, University of London, School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD                              Free entry, but booking here is necessary.                                                             This international workshop aims to contribute to the visibilization of enslaved and free peoples of Afro-Hispanic descent, by exploring their […]
  • ES LO QUE HAY [THAT’S THE WAY THINGS ARE] a discussion of the photobook by Chilean photographer 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  […]
  • SCREENING IBERIAN CRISES: TEN YEARS ON - Organised by: Mari Paz Balibrea, Luis Trindade, Patricia Sequeira Bras This film series continues the work initiated by the symposium Culture and Crisis in Portugal: Cultural Responses to Austerity in Southern Europe  held at CILAVS in June of 2017. The economic crisis of 2007 brought with it  austerity, a generalized […]
  • Half-day conference: Cultural Capitals: Globalization and the Role of Culture in the Contemporary City - 5 July 2017 This half-day conference aims to bring together in conversation scholars and artists working across the boundaries of the humanities and the social sciences exploring the cultural aspects of urban life and the importance of culture nowadays in the make-up of so called post-industrial, creative cities. The occasion […]
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