Design & Political Resistance in Chile

Join the Society of Design Arts (SoDA), AIGA Baltimore, and Stevenson University for this online talk by Javiera Manzi and Nicole Cristi, from Chile. The event is part of AIGA Unidos’ Hispanic Heritage Talks 2021.

Manzi and Cristi will share their research about the two of the most prolific graphic collectives during the military dictatorship in Chile (1973-1989): Agrupación de Plásticos Jóvenes (APJ) and Tallersol Cultural Center. The work of both groups was tackled from a perspective that focuses on the production process as a political practice, rather than only on the explicit political content of a graphic piece.

This presentation will be based on an article published by the authors in the Journal of Design History. It unravels a fragment of the history of the political posters in Chile that has been marginalized from design historical discourses and highlights a processual perspective for the study of the work of graphic activisms.

AIGA Baltimore and SoDA member Raquel Castedo will host this program, our third event of a virtual series created to promote the rich and plural histories of Latin American production in design.

* The speaker will present in Spanish. Interpretation in English will be available.
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Nicole Cristi is a researcher in design history and theory and material culture studies in Chile and Latin America. She is a designer and PhD(c) in Anthropology in Material Culture from the University College of London. Cristi is co-author of the book Resistencia Gráfica (LOM, 2016). Her work has focused on the study of productive processes in both graphic and industrial design from the perspectives of the anthropology of technique and decolonial thought.

Javiera Manzi is a sociologist and archivist at the University of Chile. Independent researcher and curator on the intersections between art/politics, visual culture, and social movements. Manzi is co-author of the book Resistencia Gráfica (LOM, 2016). As a researcher and feminist activist, she has published her work in books and magazines on political graphics, the feminist movement, and Chile’s October Revolution. She is currently the coordinator of Red Conceptualismos del Sur.

When & Where
Thu, Sep 30, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM