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Sites of Memory: Lecture with Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo


Sites of Memory: Lecture with Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo

Uptown Campus
Jones Hall
Greenleaf Conference Room

Join the Sawyer Seminar for a conversation with Mauricio Tenorio Trillo on presence, absence, irony, and Mexico City’s monumental landscape. Monuments seek to conquer future views of history. Their massive material existence, as part of social and memory tissues of cities, made monuments a real “avanzada” in the future. Sometimes monuments do manage, to a certain extent, to conquer the future, not necessary as history but as space. This talk will consider the historical monumental cityscapes of Mexico City and recent activism and interventions around la Ángel de la Independencia and Columbus’s pedestal on Mexico City’s Paseo de la Reforma. This conversation will be streamed digitally from the Greenleaf Conference room in Jones hall.

The lecture, while virtual, will take place in Greenleaf Conference Room in Jone Hall at Tulane University’s Uptown Campus. Free and open for all to attend. The lecture is a part of “Monumental Iconoclasms,” a multi-part symposium taking place between April 5 and 10 considering contemporary challenges to existing monuments in New Orleans and Mexico City.