5 Jun 2024 17:00 - 18:30 Online & SG2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, CB3 9DP


An event by the Multi-Dimensional Dialogues of the Americas research network.


Camila Caris Seguel (Museo el Mundo) in conversation with Sebastian Eduardo Dávila (Cambridge Visual Culture)


Founded by Caris Seguel and Esperanza Hidalgo Faúndez in 2016 in the Garífuna town of Livingston (Guatemala), Museo del Mundo (World Museum) is both a collection of popular art and a platform for research, mediation and exchange—for instance through artistic residencies. Its collecting and exhibiting principles are strongly linked to educational purposes, the museum becoming a channel for information and exchange across the Garífuna Nation in Central America and the Caribbean.

In an online conversation with Eduardo Dávila, Caris Seguel will delve into the work of the museum, its connection to the transnational, Afro-Indigenous Garífuna territory, and the dynamic between material and immaterial, physical and virtual art, culture, and mediation.

Lent term theme:

The second proposed theme of our series tackles endangered traditional knowledge across the Americas. We reflect on how fewer indigenous languages and crafts are now being spoken and fabricated in the context of dominant manufacturing industries and languages, which are perceived to be socially and economically more valuable than minority languages and traditional ways of living. In this theme, we also discuss and offer recent cases of studies where digital media tools provide a new pathway for transmitting and conserving oral cultures and protecting everyday objects, traditional technological systems and other material cultures that are threatened by extinction. 

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