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Art and Social Transformation

Presenters: Adhemar Bianchi (Grupo de Teatro Catalinas Sur), Culebrón Timbal, Circuito Cultural Barracas

Moderator: Inés Sanguinetti

Biographies

The Argentinian group, Grupo de Teatro Catalinas Sur, was founded in 1988 as a street arts group. Between 1989 and 2007, it organized performances that involved artists from all disciplines, as well as audience members who acted as co-authors. www.grupoescombros.com.ar

Culebrón Timbal is a community cultural organization whose work deals with the political transformations of San Miguel, Malvinas Argentinas, Moreno and José C. Paz, in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Circuito Cultural Barracas was created in the 1990s by the "Teatreros Ambulantes Los Calandracas" and the community from the Barracas neighborhood in Buenos Aires. The circuit works across the entire neighborhood, which is among the city's most socially and geographically fragmented areas. www.ccbarracas.com.ar

Inés Sanguinetti is a dancer and choreographer, deeply committed with work towards social equality through art. Graduated from the University of Salvador with a degree in sociology, she is the coordinator of the Latin American Network for Art and Social Change. In 1997, she cofounded and has acted as president for Crear vale la pena, an NGO that develops youth programs that combine art education and production with organizing to promote individual and social development. This program was declared "municipal and national interest" and has been studied by various organizations and educational institutions.