Ricardo Vila-Roger is a teaching artist-in-residence at the University of Pittsburgh. He recently directed Water by the Spoonful, written by Quiara Alegría Hudes, in an attempt to bring the Latino voice to Pittsburgh.1
Art and Culture
This history of Latin American economic development is no secret, especially to the region. Yet it is funny how old policies proven to not work are still valid for a politician to run on as a political platform. In the specific case of Argentina there are two main front-runners in the election, Daniel Scioli from the FPV (Frente Para la Victoria) and Mauricio Macri, leader of Propuesta Republicana and of the Cambiemos party. The two parties have differing economic views.
Until recently, gay marriage in the US was one of the most polarized issues in American culture. But while this matter was at a stand still for so many years in the U.S., Latin America was already opening up to the issue.
Trabajo académico sobre la ‘generación de la memoria’ en Chile y Argentina (como el de Steve Stern, 2004: XVIII, o Ana Ros, 2012 ) ha enfatizado el carácter selectivo y la inversión imaginativa en recordar colectivamente un proceso histórico, en particular aquellos relacionados con trauma y sufrimiento social como los vividos en ambos países durante sus respectivas dictaduras.
Over the last several years I’ve conducted extensive research in Brazil focused on the multiple and complex intersections of race, music, and space.