Past Event

Book Launch - How to Design a Revolution: The Chilean Road to Design

March 8, 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Faculty House, 64 Morningside Dr., New York, NY 10027

BOOK LAUNCH DETAILS: Columbia University’s Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) and the University Seminar on Latin America (USLA) invite you to 

Book Launch of “How to Design a Revolution: The Chilean Road to Design” (2024). Edited by Hugo Palmarola, Eden Medina, and Pedro Ignacio Alonso. Lars Müller Publishers, 2023, English, ISBN 978-3-03778-733-5

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 When Chile embarked on a peaceful road to socialist change in 1970 under the leadership of President Salvador Allende, it also created an unprecedented alliance of socialism, democracy, and design. This book provides the most complete analysis of the graphic and industrial design projects developed during Allende’s presidency, including histories of the powdered milk measuring spoons designed to combat child malnutrition, the posters that encouraged collective action, and a state-of-the-art operations room built to manage Chile’s state-run industries. Through these and other projects, we see how Chile’s designers worked to create a path to social and material justice. The book provides a reminder of Latin America’s transformative capacity and a source for reflection and creative inspiration.

Light refreshments will be provided. 

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This event has been made possible through the collaboration and support of Columbia University's University Seminar on Latin America; Columbia University's Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS); MIT Program in Science, Technology, and Society; MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS); MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI); Lars Müller Publishers; Centro Cultural La Moneda; Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología, Conocimiento e Innovación de Chile; and Fundación Imagen de Chile.

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