The editorial categories are research topics that have guided researchers during the recovery phase and continue to be the impetus behind the Documents Project’s digital archive and the Critical Documents book series. Developed by the project’s Editorial Board, each of the teams analyzed this framework and adapted it to their local contexts in developing their research objectives and work plans during the Recovery Phase. Learn more on the Editorial Framework page.
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.