Twentieth-Century Latin American Design and Material Culture

Parsons School of Design: Sch. Art and Dsgn Hist and Th

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students
20thC Latin Am Design&Mat Cult
Spring 2024
Taught By: Antonio Sánchez
Section: A

CRN: 14973

Credits: 3

This seminar explores the histories of materials, design, and craft in twentieth-century Latin America. Focusing on topics such as sovereignty, identity, resistance, and situatedness, we will revisit significant moments in the region's political, economic, and social history. The course explores these themes within a decolonial interpretative framework, considering the influential political and cultural transhemispheric interactions between Latin America and global powers throughout the century. Case studies include the politics of banana production in Central America, changes and persistence in Andean textiles, the acculturation of the washing machine in Colombia, innovations and appropriations in Brazilian furniture design, and technological disobedience in Cuba, among others.

Open to: All university graduate degree students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Sch. Art and Dsgn Hist and Th (ADHT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:10pm EDT 4/14/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 9:55am - 11:45am
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: 205
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/7/2024