• The Hemispheric Institute prepares for the 7th Encuentro, Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas, to be held at the National University of Colombia in Bogotá, August 21-30, 2009. View the Draft Program here (trilingual) or visit the Universidad Nacional de Colombia's online version (in Spanish only).

  • Staging Citizenship, Performing Rights is a summer course offered in conjunction with the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This course explores the relation of culture and rights in the Americas, with emphasis on contemporary Bogotá, Colombia.

  • "Across Borders: Working Transnationally in the Arts" conference was held June 30 – July 2, 2009 at the Centro Hemisférico/FOMMA in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas.

  • Hemispheric New York's EMERGENYC program concluded the second year of workshops with final presentations and performance installations, July 19, 2009 at Hemispheric Institute.

    Through a focus on "contagion," this issue explores the enactment of social, aesthetic, and political formations of the social body when threatened or transformed by the presence of an/other.


    The Hemispheric Institute's website houses a vast collection of invaluable materials related to performance and politics in the Americas, including online archives of hundreds of hours of video footage; a series of multimedia casebooks or "web cuadernos"; our online journal e-misférica; images; artist profiles; interviews; discussion forums, and more. Some of the materials are accessible to the public, and some are for institutional members only.

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