Opening the government of culture in Latin America

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On April 23rd I will be presenting a paper on “Opening the government of culture in Latin America: Preliminary lessons from local and networked experiences in cultural policy contestation” at the Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) XIII Annual Conference.

Conference speakers include Felipe Buitrago, Graciela Montaldo and Arlene Davila.

To access the full program click here: http://alas-teacherscollege.tumblr.com/annualconference


At a time with increasing digital innovations, new technologies and a growing creative sector; [the ALAS Conference] aims to emphasize the impact of creativity in three areas: education, culture and creative industry. Moreover, the conference seeks to shed light on how creativity aids in the development of meaningful initiatives contributing to social, cultural and economic growth across the Americas.

The conference aims to address the following questions: How do we nurture creativity in the education system? How can civil society and government use culture as a tool for social transformation? What is the social and economic impact of creative industry in Latin America?

 

ALAS XIII Annual Conference — Creativity Across the Americas
Teachers College, Columbia University
Grace Dodge Hall 179
525 W 120th St, New York 10027

Hacia un Gobierno Abierto de la Cultura en Lima

* Artículo publicado en Diario 16, el 27 de Marzo de 2015

La situación actual de las políticas culturales en Lima Metropolitana puede ser descrita como una severa crisis de gobernanza cultural en la ciudad. Ante esta situación haríamos bien en construir una agenda a partir de los principios del “gobierno abierto”. Impulsar una agenda de gobierno abierto que incida en las políticas culturales que el gobierno metropolitano impulsa tácita o explícitamente implicaría abrir datos y abrir procesos, trabajando en base a tres principios claves.

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Agentes de Cambio para la Promoción de Gobiernos Abiertos en las Américas | OAS Fellowship on Open Government in the Americas

Participando en la Mesa Redonda  “Innovating for Democracy: Citizen Participation in the Digital Era”
Mesa Redonda “Innovando para la Democracia: Participación Ciudadana en la Era Digital”

A mediados de febrero de 2015 fui seleccionado como uno de los primeros veinticuatro participantes del programa Agentes de Cambio para la Promoción de Gobiernos Abiertos en las Américas (OAS Fellowship on Open Government in the Americas), una iniciativa que se enmarca dentro de los distintos esfuerzos que vienen realizando los países y la comunidad internacional para implementar prácticas de Gobierno Abierto en la región.

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[paper] Non-participation in digital media: Toward a framework of mediated political action

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I am happy to announce that the paper  “Non-participation in digital media: Toward a framework of mediated political action” written by Nathalie Casemajor (Université du Québec en Outatouais), Stéphane Couture (McGill University), Matt Goerzen (McGill University), Alessandro Delfanti (University of California Davis) and myself, has been accepted by Media, Culture and Society and will be published in 2015 (See abstract below).

Download a preprint of the paper here: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/5mg8m5dw
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Me complace anunciar que el artículo “No-participación en medios digitales: Hacia un marco para la acción política mediada” escrito por Nathalie Casemajor (Université du Québec en Outatouais), Stéphane Couture (McGill University), Matt Goerzen (McGill University), Alessandro Delfanti (University of California Davis) y yo, ha sido aceptado por la revista Media, Culture and Society y será publicado en 2015 (Ver sumilla en inglés, al final de este post).

Descarga una copia de la pre-publicación (en inglés) aquí: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/5mg8m5dw
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[paper] The new government of culture: Emerging practices and struggles in the politics of cultural policymaking in Latin America

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Este Jueves 11 de Septiembre de 2014 (2.30pm – 4pm) estaré presentado el ensayo “El Nuevo Gobierno de la Cultura” en el marco de la mesa “Agenda Política Cultural” en la Octava Conferencia Internacional de Investigación en Políticas Culturales (ICCPR 2014) que se realizará en Hildesheim, Alemania. A continuación la sumilla, en inglés:

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On Thursday, 11th of September of 2014 (2.30pm – 4pm) I will present the paper: “The new government of culture” as part of the thematic session “Cultural Political Agenda” at the 8th International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR 2014), in Hildesheim, Germany — http://iccpr2014.de. This is the abstract for my paper:

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The new government of culture: Emerging practices and struggles in the politics of cultural policymaking in Latin America
Mauricio Delfin
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This paper addresses how emerging political agendas and social movements in the field of arts and culture in Latin America have begun to transform established power relations between State and civil society. I will argue that these movements actively shape a new horizon for activism and civic intervention that challenges traditional cultural policy-making in the region. I will explore how the Cultura Viva Comunitaria movement, together with other networks that work towards greater accountability in the region’s cultural sectors —like Más Cultura (Peru) and telArtes (Bolivia) — embody the “ethics of possibility” described by Arjun Appadurai as part of a politics of hope, opposed to an “ethics of probability” derived from modern regimes of diagnosis and accounting. The paper presents the term “open government of culture” as an analytical category to study various interrelated processes of contemporary civic contestation aimed at democratizing cultural policies in the region through political participation and a radical change of the terms of cultural governance.

 

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—Full program here.
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