CrossBorder: The Aesthetics of Migration
CrossBorder is a collaborative transnational project that interrogates the cultural and artistic questions that develop from LatinX migration. It features leading scholars, artists, and writers from both sides of the Southern U.S. border who are creating work that directly deals with migration, both literal and cultural, of LatinX populations. Not simply a one-way exchange, however, CrossBorder will send U.S.-based scholars and artists south of the border to Mexico City and other locations to share work and collaborate.
CrossBorder aims to enable communities to advance commitments to 21st century ideas of hemispheric scholarly and artistic practice. In its first year, it will have as its central theme “The Aesthetics of Migration,” with a two-day series of colloquia, presentations and panels that explore pressing issues confronting LatinX communities, both locally and globally. First at Counterpath and the University of Colorado Boulder, and then in 2019 at the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana in Mexico City, participants will probe fresh prospects for breaking through tacit barriers between the U.S. and Mexican creative and academic communities, resisting the physical, cultural, and professional walls being built and proposed.
Friday, November 9, 2018 at 3:45pm to 7:00pm
Norlin Library, 4th Floor British and Irish Studies Room
1157 18th Street, Boulder, CO 80309