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Conferences: 2010

Grassroots Development and Artisanal Production in Indigenous Communities: Celebrating 40 Years of the Inter-American Foundation

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Agenda | Podcasts

Date:  November 17, 2010

Location:  UNM Student Union Building, Lobo A & B

Sponsors:  Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, Inter-American Foundation, Latin American & Iberian Institute, National Hispanic Cultural Center, and University Libraries.

Description:  In celebration of the indigenous arts of the Americas and of the 40th anniversary of the passage of the IAF's founding legislation, a commemorative photo exhibit traveled to Albuquerque in November, along with artisans representing IAF grantees in Mexico, Panama, Peru and Bolivia. Hosted by the University of New Mexico, the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the artisans spoke at meetings, seminars and other events on and off campus and displayed their crafts.

Image: Photograph of the Centro de Investigación Diseño Artesanal y Comercialización Comunitario (CIDAC). Provided courtesy of ARTECAMPO.

Agenda

For reference, the agenda is also available as a PDF: Grassroots Development and Artisanal Production in Indigenous Communities."

8:00 a.m.:Welcome and Introductions

  • Susan Tiano, Director, Latin American & Iberian Institute
  • John Salazar, Chair, Inter-American Foundation Board of Directors
  • Robert Kaplan, President, Inter-American Foundation

8:30-9:45 a.m.: Panel I: Promoting Women's Agency through Artisanal Production

  • Moderator: Susan Tiano, Director, Latin American & Iberian Institute
  • Rosalinda Sántiz, Director of Community Health, K'inal Antsetik (Mexico)
  • Patricia Saucedo, Director of Sales, ARTECAMPO (Bolivia)
  • Kevin Healy, Field Representative for Bolivia, Inter-American Foundation
  • Claudia Isaac, Associate Professor, Community & Regional Planning

9:45-10:00 a.m.: Coffee Break

10:00-11:15 a.m: Panel II: Tourism, Grassroots Development, and Artisanal Production

  • Moderator: Kathryn Klein, Curator of Ethnology, Maxwell Museum and Associate Director, Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies
  • Juan Quispe, Director, Nativos de Taquile del Peru (Peru)
  • Patricia Maduro, Project Director, Asociación Pro-Artesana Panameña (PROARTESANA) (Panama)
  • David Henkel, Professor Emeritus, Community & Regional Planning
  • Kevin Healy, Field Representative for Bolivia, Inter-American Foundation

1:15-2:30 p.m.: Panel III: Indigenous Cultural Identity and Artisanal Production

  • Moderator: Patricia Covarrubias, Associate Professor, Communication & Journalism
  • Nilda Callañaupa, Executive Director, El Centro de Textiles Tradicionales de Cusco (CTTC) (Peru)
  • Omayra Casam, Project Director, Asociación Pro-Artesana Panameña (PROARTESANA) (Panama)
  • Wilbur Wright, Regional Director for South America and the Caribbean, Inter-American Foundation
  • Janet Page-Reeves, Research Scientist, Prevention Research Center

2:30-2:45 p.m.: Coffee Break

2:45-4:00 p.m.: Panel IV: Grassroots Development through Market Strategies

  • Moderator: Patricia Covarrubias, Associate Professor, Communication & Journalism
  • Patricia Saucedo, Director of Sales, ARTECAMPO (Bolivia)
  • Nilda Callañaupa, Executive Director, El Centro de Textiles Tradicionales de Cusco (CTTC) (Peru)
  • Wilbur Wright, Regional Director for South America and the Caribbean, Inter-American Foundation
  • Matías Fontenla, Assistant Professor, Economics

Concurrently, from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., in UNM Student Union Building, Isleta Room

  • IAF Grantee Artisan Displays and Sales

Podcasts

The panel sessions were audio recorded and are available for download as podcasts. Please click the images below to listen.

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