This symposium is presented as part of the USF Contemporary Art Museum exhibition "Constant Storm: Art From Puerto Rico and the Diaspora." The symposium is presented in two parts, the schedule is as follows:
11am-12:15pm // Entanglements of Disasters
The morning session assembles scholars and artists perspectives for presentations and discussions regarding the entanglements of disasters, migration, trauma, and resiliency experienced by Puerto Ricans from the archipelago and Floridian diaspora. Panelists include Alessandra Rosa (Sociocultural anthropologist, Department of Sociology, University of South Florida); Jorge Duany (Cultural anthropologist, Global Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University); Sofía Gallisá Muriente (Constant Storm artist, Artist-in-Residence); and Natalia Lassalle-Morillo (Constant Storm artist, Artist-in-Residence); moderated by Noel Smith, former CAM Deputy Director and Constant Storm Curator.
12:15-2:15pm // Lunch Break
1:00-2:00pm // Constant Storm-Virtual Tour (optional)
Guided by Leslie Elsasser, CAM’s Curator of Education.
2:15-3:30pm // Politics of Disasters
The afternoon session assembles scholars and student perspectives for presentations and a panel discussion about the politics of statehood, colonialism, disasters, migration, and health experienced by Puerto Ricans from the archipelago and Floridian diaspora. Panelists include Fernando Rivera (Sociologist, Department of Sociology, University of Central Florida); Carlos Suárez Carrasquillo (Political scientist, Department of Political Science, University of Florida); Nicole Delgado-Vélez, President of the Boricua Student Association; moderated by Noel Smith, former CAM Deputy Director and Constant Storm Curator.
Bregando with Disasters: Post Hurricane Maria Realities and Resiliencies is supported by a Humanities Centers Grant from Florida Humanities.