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Zona Abierta – Politics of Space: The Aztec Calendars in Pilsen

March 28, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Zona Abierta
Politics of Space: The Aztec Calendars in Pilsen

Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center and the Department of Art History

In 1999, a set of 20 bronze medallions were set into a 5-block stretch of sidewalk in Pilsen; they are replicas of the monumental Aztec sculpture known as the Calendar Stone or Piedra del Sol.

Professor Delia Cosentino’s presentation talk about how these modern reproductions relate to a history of conflicted Mexican spaces, and demonstrate how their meaning in Pilsen is likewise complicated.

Delia Cosentino is Associate Professor of History of Art & Architecture at DePaul University, specializing in the visual culture of Greater Mexico. A research grant from DePaul’s Center for Latino Research supports her current study of the Aztec Calendar Stone replicas in Pilsen. Her research presentation is entitled, “A Conflicted Compass Rose: The Aztec Calendar Stone and the Production of Mexican Space in Chicago and Beyond.”

When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time: 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Where: Latino Cultural Center – Lecture Center B2

FREE refreshments and admission

This program is co-sponsored by the UIC Latin American and Latino Studies Program; and student organizations Latino Planning Organization for Development, Education, and Regeneration (LPODER), and the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMAS).

For more info, please call (312) 996-3095.
All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting the number above.


March 28, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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UIC Latino Cultural Center


UIC Latino Cultural Center
803 S. Morgan
Chicago, IL United States
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