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.
In this letter written by the Planning and Organization Commission of the Symposia on Uruguayan Culture in Exile, José Artigas expresses gratitude for the contribution to and solidarity with Uruguayan culture in exile, and for the defense of that country’s traditions and the current state of its education, art, and science.
The historical context of this letter is the military dictatorships that seized power in a number of South American countries in the 1960s and 1970s. The Symposia on Uruguayan Culture in Exile were organized in response to the hostile environment unleashed by the civic-military dictatorship in Uruguay. Most artists in Puerto Rico supported the peoples living under these dictatorial regimes and others—like the Puerto Ricans themselves—who were undeniably subjected to colonial or neo-colonial policies and/or repression under right-wing governments.