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    768123
    AUTOR
    Delano, Jack
    TÍTULO
    My participation in the beginning of the division of community education / Jack Delano
    IN
    Fimls with a purpose : a Puerto Rican experiment in Social Films. --- New York, USA : Exit Art, 1987
    DESCRIPCIÓN
    ill.
    IDIOMAS
    inglés
    TIPO Y GÉNERO
    Artículo de libro/folleto – Ensayos
    CITA BIBLIOGRAFICA
    Delano, Jack. "My Participation in the Beginning of the Division of Community Education." In Films with a purpose : A Puerto Rican Experiment in Social Films. New York, USA: Exit Art, 1987.
    DESCRIPTORES DE TÓPICO
    DESCRIPTORES GEOGRÁFICOS
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Scarce documentation survives on the graphic efforts of the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) and its predecessor, the Cinema and Graphics Section of the Commission of Parts and Public Recreation.  However, both initiatives were immensely important to Puerto Rico’s social and cultural development in the fifties.  The DIVEDCO was an experiment that grouped under one roof a creative entourage with progressive liberal educators all advocating for social change. The film, graphic arts and literature workshops were instrumental in developing the Division’s philosophical approach and, more importantly, produced the visual materials which today are the only surviving record of over 40 years (1949 – 1990s) of social innovation in Puerto Rico.     

 

 

Investigador
María C. Gaztambide
Equipo
International Center for the Arts of the Americas, MFAH, Houston, EEUU
Localización
Library, Museum of Modern Art, New York City