- Actualité, Histoire, Politique
- Actualité, Histoire, Politique (Bruxelles)
We are All Ayotzinapa, a debate about disappearances in Mexico
During the night of eptember , students from Ayotzinapa, who had commandeered passenger buses to travel to Mexico City and participate in the yearly commemoration march of the 1968 Tlatelolco massacre, were attacked multiple times in the city of Iguala (Guerrero). During the course of the night, six people were killed, over 40 persons were injured, and the fate and whereabouts of 43 of the students from Ayotzinapa remain unknown until this day.
The case gained unprecedented national and international attention; articles about the case, including speculations on the fate of the students were published and shared across the world. The role of new media was crucial to the upsurge of a counter-movement against the Mexican government and the qualification of the event as significant for the transnational arena.
In the context of the Cycle d'expositions/tentoonstelling: Missing, Géopolis will invite researchers of the research project “We are All Ayotzinapa”: The Role of Digital Media in the Shaping of Transnational Memories on Disappearance”, to discuss their project and the disappearances in the case of Ayotzinapa. How have digital media helped to set attention on the Ayotzinapa case, and how have they influenced the shaping of a transnational memory ?
The interdisciplinary project “We are All Ayotzinapa”: The Role of Digital Media in the Shaping of Transnational Memories on Disappearance is funded by the European Research Council and based at the ku Leuven Faculty of Arts.
19:30-19:50 Presentation of the research project “We are All Ayotzinapa”:
19:50-0 Open discussion and questions
0- 0 Drink and visit of the exhibition Missing
Photo : Lene Guercke (KU Leuven)