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Join us for this participatory workshop led by students of the Thinking Inside the Box project. First, you will hear about the historical context of Latin America in the 70s and then you will have the chance of preparing a poster/slogan/ campaign.
This workshop will allow you to be creative while conveying a message. All tools and material will be provided for you to create freely.
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About the Project:
In the 1970s, authoritarian regimes across Latin America attempted to silence their opposition through the use of terror and orchestrated forced disappearances. Without access to traditional political channels, one of the most important means for citizens to voice discontent, hold human rights abusers accountable, and document the reality of life under authoritarianism was through underground cultural and journalistic work. The surviving collections of magazines, posters, reports, and political pamphlets produced by the resistance during this time — as well as documentaries and films produced in the years afterwards — serve as precious windows into the forgotten histories that stand to be condemned to the past.
'Thinking Inside the Box: 1973' aims to unearth and amplify the lived experiences that dictatorial forces sought to erase through the reinterpretation and performance of archival materials from the Senate House Library, looking to connect the past and the present. In its second year, Thinking Inside the Box: 1973 will take place from March to April 2023 across King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London, London School of Economics, and the University of Leeds, featuring a wide range of events focusing on social justice and resistance to authoritarianism in Latin America in the 1970s, and culminating in a week-long festival from April 17-21. We invite you to join us as we look to reanimate dormant political subjects and liberate knowledge from its static state of being. Our goal is to bring to life the ideas, practices, hopes, and struggles illustrated by these artifacts of political resistance and international solidarity from Latin America in the 1970s.