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Lorraine Affourtit: Resistance is Fertile: Graphic Art, Collective Identity, and Public Space in the Oaxaca Commune


Date:  Thursday, September 22, 2016

Presenter:   Lorraine Affourtit is a fifth year Ph.D. student in the Visual Studies doctoral program at University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research and writing is focused on contemporary visual culture of the Americas, critical theory, and visual semiotics. She is currently working on her dissertation project, The Art of Assembly: Visualizing Collectivity in Oaxaca’s Popular Uprising, which considers how visual culture has been instrumental in a popular uprising and social movement taking place in Oaxaca, Mexico during the last decade.

Description:   In this presentation, Lorraine J. Affourtit, a Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar, explores how elements of the layered visual environment manifested in the protests of the summer of 2006 in Oaxaca, Mexico – known as The Oaxaca Commune.

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Supplementary Materials: Presentation Slides.