Explore how Argentina’s experiences of state terrorism from 1976 to 1983 have resulted in an engaged civil society and social activism. Living in Buenos Aires, you’ll discover the city’s multicultural, complex, and dynamic arts scene while examining the role of art in understanding and remembering the recent past, moving forward, and expressing resilience and resistance, including the importance of making visible more marginalized populations.
As part of this program, you will study under nationally recognized and emerging artists, visit their studios, and gain experience in a weeklong photography workshop where you will create a photo essay on a topic of your choice. Take part in collective art projects, excursion to sites of civil resistance, and discover how art, art collectives, and art movements can offer ways to voice discontent and work for a more just future.
You’ll also advance your Spanish language skills, particularly in relation to Argentine and Latin American culture and art, through 45 hours of classroom lessons, cultural immersion, and homestays.
- Examine the role of art in memory and social transformation in Buenos Aires.
- Explore the use of art in expressions of resilience and nonviolent resistance.
- Study with feminists, LGBTQI+ activists, leading artists, and anthropologists.
- Participate in a weeklong photography workshop and create a short photo essay.
There is no language pre-requisite. Students with previous knowledge of Spanish will complete a language assessment and will continue their language study at the appropriate level.