Video Second Panel Discussion of the Futures from the Past event

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

Video Second Panel Discussion of the Futures from the Past event

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

*This was an online Zoom webinar in Spanish*

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

In this second panel event, members of the international research training group “Temporalities of Future” presented research on Latin American futures formulated in the past.

The Temporalities of Future group writes: “Our focus on the aspirations and anticipations of various actors who produce new temporalities of the future through constant interaction represents a novel approach which adds a much-needed perspective on subaltern and non-Western agency with regard to the future.”

This echoes the 2084 Imagined Futures from the South program’s call to action:  “the future belongs to those who imagine it… Let’s Occupy the Future!”



Stefan RinkeProfesor and speaker, Temporalities of Future, Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

José Francisco Hernández Reyes, PhD candidate, History. Project: “From Ottoman Subjects to Eastern French: Temporary Culture and Sense of Belonging in the Arabophone Communities in Mexico, 1908-1938”

Lasse Hölck, Postdoctoral fellow, History. Project: “Change or Continuity? The Temporal Implications of Growth and the Avoidance of Growth in Culturally Heterogeneous Latin America”

Lorena López Jáuregui, PhD candidate, History. Project: “Americanism. Science, History and Geopolitics of a continent in 1910″

Comments by: 

Margarita GutmanEmeritus Professor and Co-director, OLA – Observatory on Latin America, The New School, New York, United States

Martín GroismanDirector, Interactive Design Master’s Program MAEDI, Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina


Juan Manuel González, Professor  The New School, New York, United States


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About OLA

The Observatory on Latin America (OLA) is a research center that fosters public debate about the processes of social reform occurring in the Western Hemisphere. A majority of this work is done through its ongoing programs: Latin America on the MoveDesign and DevelopmentNew Urban PracticesConflicts in the Digital Space2084 Imagined Futures, and the Cuba Program.

OLA is part of the Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs, at The New School university in New York.

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