Víctor Vich: The Poetics of Grief: Memories that Occupy the City

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The Poetics of Grief: Memories that Occupy the City

The Poetics of Grief brings to light deeply discomforting issues and proposes to question citizens through diverse symbolic means. It refers to proposals that intervene in public space calling attention to the dangers of forgetting crucial past events; events which move us away from triumphalism and that insist, over and over again, on the need to continue processing the worst of the past. In this conference, I will analyze three public  interventions, performed in contemporary Peru, that reopened discussions concerning political violence.


Víctor Vich holds a doctorate in Latin American Literature from Georgetown University. In 2007 he was an invited professor at Harvard University and in 2009 won a Guggenheim grant. He is currently coordinator of the Masters program in Cultural Studies at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and a principal researcher at the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (IEP).

Background Information
  • Encuentro Location (São Paulo): Sesc Vila Mariana - Sala Corpo e Artes
  • Date: January 14, 2013
  • Country: Peru
Permanent URL: Edited by Victor Bautista
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