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  • ICAA Record ID
    774153
    TITLE
    Acuerdo de trabajo, 1985, La Habana, Cuba,
    DESCRIPTION
    [2] p.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Typed sheet – Report
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    "Acuerdo de trabajo." Informe. Julio Le Parc Archive, Paris.
     
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Synopsis

The text poses several key starting points drawn up by the work group involved in the II Encuentro de Intelectuales por la soberanía de los pueblos de nuestra América  [Second Encounter of Intellectuals for the Sovereignty of the Peoples of Our America] (Havana, Cuba, 1985). First, it tracks the current situation at the time regarding the financial extortion processes, the cultural alienation, and the military aggression from which Latin American countries tend to suffer. It goes on to point out the need to foster scientific expansion, as well as productive debates that include both discrepancies and contradictions, and the need to create a space pertaining to the region and a confluence of its disciplines, such as what was taking place at the Encounter meetings. Due to this situation, the document states that the Permanent Committee of the Encounter was authorized to create instruments to promote and define art workshops on a regional scale that explore the continent’s cultural identity, to strengthen and support the work of the National Committees that were created after the First Encounter, in addition to propose the formation of a coordinating entity that would help bring together science and art events and activities both within and outside of the academic milieu.

Annotations

The II Encuentro de Intelectuales por la soberanía de los pueblos de nuestra América took place at the Casa de la América in Havana (from November 29 to December 2, 1985). This document has been selected for its wide range of analysis. It allows ponder both the text that highlights the five key starting points of the work group at the Second Encounter as well as the proposed measures.

Researcher
Cristina Rossi
Team
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Location
Archivo Julio Le Parc, París, Francia.