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Geography Colloquium - Daniella Gandolfo

Friday, January 31, 2020
12:20pm – 1:15pm

Storrs Campus
AUST 434

Architecture and Tellurian Power in Downtown Lima Abstract: In downtown Lima, two structures are in intimate proximity and worlds apart. One is the modernist tower of the Judiciary, erected in 1954. The other is the infamous, below-ground market of “El Hueco,” or “The Hole,” which sells contraband, brand-forged, and pirate goods under the auspices of its patron saint, the Lord of Miracles (also known as the lord of earthquakes), and in the Judiciary’s shadow. Existing against all odds, what explains El Hueco’s staying power? Archival and ethnographic research direct us to tellurian forces and their potential influence against state-driven architecture and urban planning as a means of social control.

Dr. Gandolfo is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Wesleyan University


Debanuj DasGupta []

Geography Department (primary), Anthropology Department, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, el Instituto, Sociology Department, UConn Master Calendar

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