We are the LACU, a space to rethink and challenge the notions of what it means to be from Latin America and the Caribbean in the context of an art school in the Netherlands.
Latin America is often understood as a conglomerate of similar languages and/or geographies located south of the United States. However, this definition excludes the historical and cultural complexity of each country, focusing on the perception of Latin by a western, colonialist perspective.
What glues Latin America as such, beyond language and territory, is the shared experience of societies dissident from the global north, scarred by colonial violence. We recognize that colonialism hasn’t stopped but just transformed and continues.
To be Latin American today is to be a walking paradigm, questioning our past, being unsettled about the present, and hoping for a future.
The LACU aims to be a platform to rethink ways of resistance through decentralizing knowledge as a form of recognition, and create a community of care.
15:00-17:00 @ Rozenstraat 59
@ Sandberg Kitchen, 3rd floor BC building
You are welcome to participate in the communal build up of the ofrenda (offering) for the Day of the Dead.
Are you interested in joining the Latin American and Caribbean Union? Come come come to our first meeting of the year on Monday 25th of October at 12:00 room 230!
The Latin American and Caribbean Union invites you to reunite and meet in a group-made dinner, to share ideas for the upcoming year but most importantly to share good company and good food!
...desde Museo Mac Chile.
In collaboration with Recipes for a Technological Undoing, an extracurricular program organized by Ladipo Famodu (Design Department), and the Latin American & Caribbean Union of Sandberg and Rietveld, we invite you to the first Lecture of the cycle "Squint", by Ana Maria Millan.
Arroz a la mexicana by LACU
Live for Rietveld Open Day
A film by Juan Arturo garcia, screening + close reading at the Rietveld Pavilion, from 17:00
Join the game, pass the orange at the Rietveld Pavilion , 17:00pm November 6th. Video Installation and experimental togetherness
Ch’ixi it’s an indigenous metaphoric concept from South America which is the color that appears by placing next to each other two different colors.
Ch'ixis entities are presented as powerful because they are undetermined, because they are not white or black, are both at the same time.
Mestizaje Ch’ixi would be a reflection on the reconciling posture on different intelligences and cognitive powers.
All of these formulated by following studies of the Bolivian feminist, sociologist historian and subaltern theorist, Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui (1949).
The LCU is having the 1st meeting of the year this Wednesday in the Glass Pavilion at 15:00! Let's all meet and share! We will talk about matters we'd like to talk about during the course of the year, project proposals, people we'd like to invite over for table talks, parties, younaaaaaameit! See you there!
HOLA!!! We're screening ROMA, by Alfonso Cuaron!!
When: TUESDAY, 21st of May, at 3:00 PM
Where: FEDLEV AUDITORIUM
Mariana Jurado Rico
Clara Ines Aramburo Torres
Marian Rosa van Bodegraven
Marisa Esther Torres Rodríguez
Michelle Mildenberg Lara
student support, decolonisation, eurocentrism