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Camilo Daniel Trumper
SUNY Research Foundation, Buffalo State College (Buffalo, NY 14222-1004)

The Politics of Public Space and Public Art in Santiago, Chile

Summer research and writing on Latin American and Political History and Urban Studies.

My book project is a study of Chilean politics in democracy and dictatorship. In the first five chapters, I study how Chileans turned urban and visual culture into important forms of political debate in the post-war period until the military coup of September 11, 1973. In the last, I situate the military junta's violent repression within this longer story of post-war democratic urban politics, revealing that the regime's violence was not an aberration but a brutal attempt to censure the very democratic public spheres and practices that urban residents had developed on the capital city's streets and walls. Paying attention to the material and visual culture of democratic politics, then, also allows us to see that clandestine forms of political resistance drew on post-war political practices (including urban protest, street photography and ephemera) that were re-imagined under the dictatorship. The Summer Stipend would fund my research travel to Chile for my final chapter and epilogue.

Project fields:
Latin American History; Political History; Urban Studies

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2015 – 7/31/2015