Rossana Reguillo holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the CIESAS. She is a researcher, member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and professor of Sociocultural Studies at ITESO. Research interests include: youth and urban cultures; social construction of fear and the politics of affect; and narco-traffic and violence.
Alina Peña-Iguarán teaches in the Department of Sociocultural Studies at ITESO, Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara. She earned her PhD in Romance Literature and Languages at Boston University. She has taught courses on Latin American literature and has also worked at NGOs designing educational programs for undocumented Mexican migrants living in New York.
7/18 – 7/20 H102, Tecnoaulas FEN
7/22, F14 FAU
One of the main “achievements” of the proprietary powers (political, economical, religious, media), has been to establish what Rancière would call “the policed map of the possible” (1996). In other words, it refers to the naturalized order in which “some command and others obey,” whichthat escapes all historical transcendence: this is the way things are. The police, as a sort of cultural machinery that operates through both domination and seduction, establishes the objective and symbolic coordinates, the margins, and the limits in which we think and act ourselves as subjects.
Therefore, the group is meant as a space to explore, analyze, and debate around the idea of “interruption” that has been operating in the wave of protests, revolts, mobilizations, and movements that are shaking our contemporary landscape. What is interrupted? What are the effects of this interruption? How is the political community of those who have decided to interrupt the system configured and sustained? Is it possible to hold a place from the margins? What operations, devices, techniques, imaginative/creative processes unfold in “being outside” of the policed map of the possible?