June Nash: Tejiendo Tradiciones

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El pasado viernes 30 de marzo de 2012, June Nash, profesora emérita de la Universidad de la Ciudad de Nueva York, presentó una ponencia sobre sus estudios de las diversas tradiciones textiles presentes en Chiapas como parte de la programación pública del Centro Hemisférico. Enfocándose en la transmisión de ideas por medio del tejido, la escultura, la cerámica, la arquitectura y la milpa, ella habló específicamente de la comunidad indígena chiapaneca Amatenango y sus bordados como artefactos mnemónicos. Presentando su ponencia frente a un público de 50 personas, ella identificó Amatenango como un pueblo cuyo diseño antiguo ha entrado en el mercado económico al nivel estatal, nacional e internacional. Explicó la secuencia de producción que ocurre dentro de la comunidad indígena y los esfuerzos de la gente por mantener su propia autonomía como tejedores y como individuos frente a la globalización.

On Friday, March 30, 2012, June Nash, professor emeritus at the City University of New York, presented a lecture on her study of the various textile traditions present in Chiapas as part of Centro Hemisférico’s public programming. Focusing on the transmission of ideas via weavings, sculpture, ceramics, architecture, and agriculture, June spoke specifically about the indigenous, Chiapanecan community of Amatenango and about their embroideries as mnemonic artifacts. Presenting her lecture in front of an audience of 50 people, June identified Amantenango as a community whose traditional designs have entered into the economic market on state, national, and international levels. She described textile production as conducted in the indigenous community and the efforts of the people of Amantenango to maintain their own autonomy as weavers and as individuals in the face of rampant globalization.

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Arte Acción is an interdisciplinary platform located in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas that focuses on developing public performance programming and linking different social groups together in order to promote diverse forms of human development through diverse, continual activities geared towards increasing public awareness, personal reflection and the creation of artistic and political projects. It is a platform first developed with the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics in collaboration with Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya (FOMMA), a theatre troupe of indigenous women. Arte Acción, encompasses public lectures, roundtables, performances, public actions and projections seeking to promote, present and archive performative practices as a social, cultural and political in it's collaboration and research with local, national, and international communities.