Ricardo Alegría: His Cultural Legacy

Taller Puertorriqueño 2600 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia
Virtual Event

Join us for a virtual presentation by Dr. Carmen Dolores Hernández on Ricardo Alegría, who widened our understanding of what it means to be Puerto Rican. His pioneering scholarship showed us the essential elements of Puerto Rican culture. In the first half of the twentieth century, academia did not acknowledge Puerto Rican culture and identity. His writings on African and indigenous history and folklore and […]

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Without Othering: The Art of Laurence Salzmann

Taller Puertorriqueño 2600 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia
Virtual Event

CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES: A DISCUSSION ON DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE WORK OF LAURENCE SALZMANN In response to questions foregrounded in Laurence Salzmann’s exhibition Misk’i Kachi Runakuna, Taller Puertorriqueño is hosting two consecutive virtual talks about documentary photography and cross-cultural perspectives. The discussions will address Salzmann’s work as well as examine issues of power embodied by the […]

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Salzmann in Peru:
 The Making of Misk’i Kachi Runakuna

Taller Puertorriqueño 2600 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia
Virtual Event

CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES: A DISCUSSION ON DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE WORK OF LAURENCE SALZMANN In response to questions foregrounded in Laurence Salzmann’s exhibition Misk’i Kachi Runakuna, Taller Puertorriqueño is hosting two consecutive virtual talks about documentary photography and cross-cultural perspectives. The discussions will address Salzmann’s work as well as examine issues of power embodied by the […]

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Reception: Misk’i Kachi Runakuna

Taller Puertorriqueño 2600 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia

Made between 2016-2020 in multiple visits to Peru, including a four month period during which Salzmann was a Fulbright Fellow, these photographs explore the contemporary forms of an ancient Quechua-speaking world. This world is characterized by an extraordinary symbiosis of natural beauty, human ingenuity, and ecological wisdom. Salzmann’s black-and-white photographs of the salt ponds are […]

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The Velocity Fund Information Session

Taller Puertorriqueño 2600 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia

Join us on-line –Friday, May7th at 4PM– to learn more about The Velocity Fund. Our community partners for this event–Taller Puertorriqueño and Vox Populi– will kick off the short presentation, serving as our host as we convene remotely via Zoom.  Raúl Romero–2019 Velocity Fund grantee and 2020 Velocity Fund panelist– will introduce his project Onomonopoetics of a Puerto […]

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Sound Walk: Onomonopoetics of a Puerto Rican Landscape

Taller Puertorriqueño 2600 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia

Register for the sound-walk with Raul Romero on his work the Onomonopoetics of a Puerto Rican Landscape. This work looks at the way the coquí's sound connects back to Puerto Rico and performs as a vessel carrying memory, culture, and language. For some, the sound may be unfamiliar and for others, it may serve as […]

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Meet the Author on Zoom: Arlene Dávila’s Latinx Art

Taller Puertorriqueño 2600 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia
Virtual Event

Arlene Dávila is a recognized public intellectual focusing on questions of cultural equity and a leader in the field of Latinx and critical race studies. She is the author of six books focusing on Latinx cultural politics spanning the media, urban politics, museums and contemporary art markets, all characterized by a rigorous global and political […]

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Misk’i Kachi Closing Reception

Taller Puertorriqueño 2600 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia

Please join us on Saturday, May 29th from 3-6pm, for the closing reception for the show Misk’i Kachi Runakuna. The reception will start with a discussion with Américo Mendoza-Mori on the importance of sustaining indigenous languages. Dr. Mendoza-Mori will discuss how Quechua, an indigenous Andean language, has enriched us by providing new vocabulary, culturally specific […]

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Meet the Author on Zoom: The Dining Traveler Guide to Puerto Rico

Virtual Event

Jessica van Dop DeJesus is founder and editor of The Dining Traveler, a popular travel and food website. She was raised in the town of Guayama, Puerto Rico, spending her elementary and middle school years on the island. While a college student at the State University of New York-Albany, she also studied Spanish Literature at […]

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