Discover the Art of Latin American Books (And Make Your Own) at ‘Subversive Works/Sustainable Art’

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On Friday, February 28, the USC Libraries present Subversive Works/Sustainable Art—a workshop, panel discussion, and exhibition exploring the artistry and social vision of Latin America's book-making traditions.

First, USC professor Erin Graff Zivin moderates a discussion at 2:30 p.m. with Rolando Estévez of the publishing collective Ediciones Vigi?a in Matanzas, Cuba; Ámbar Past of Taller Leñateros, Chiapas, Mexico; and Harvard University professor Doris Sommer. Immediately afterward, Sommer will lead a hands-on workshop, sharing techniques from South America's cartonera tradition. Both the panel discussion and workshop—sponsored by USC's Visions & Voices initiative—take place in Doheny Library's Friends Lecture Hall (Room 240). 

Later, in Doheny Library's Treasure Room, the USC Libraries unveil an exhibition of rare books from the Boeckmann Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies collections. The opening reception begins at 5:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

USC students, faculty, and staff and the general public may RSVP for the event and reception online.

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