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HOW TO DESIGN A REVOLUTION

THE CHILEAN WAY TO DESIGN

Within the framework of the commemoration of the 50 years of the civil-military coup d’état in Chile, Centro Cultural La Moneda, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI), MIT Program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS), Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología, Conocimiento e Innovación and Goethe-Institut Chile invite you to visit the exhibition Cómo diseñar una revolución: La vía chilena al diseño, a comprehensive exhibition on graphic and industrial design carried out during the government of President Salvador Allende.

Under the curatorship of Hugo Palmarola, Eden Medina and Pedro Ignacio Alonso, the exhibition presents a broad and sensitive tour of the visual and material culture of a fundamental historical moment. Thus, by means of 350 original design pieces intended for collective action, the democratization of reading and music, the reduction of technological dependence and the overcoming of child malnutrition, it will also feature the first integral reconstruction of the Cybersyn operations room.


About the curators
  • Hugo Palmarola (Santiago de Chile, 1977) designer, Ph.D. in Latin American Studies from UNAM and Associate Professor at Escuela de Diseño UC in Chile. His Ph.D. research received the UK Design History Society Student Essay Prize (2018). Together with Pedro Ignacio Alonso he won the Silver Lion for Monolith Controversies, Chilean Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale (2014), and they received the Deutsches Architekturmuseum Book Award (2014) for the associated book. Monolith Controversies is part of the permanent exhibition of Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos de Chile. Palmarola and Alonso curated the exhibition Flying Panels at The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design (2019–2020), publishing a book under the same title (Dom, 2019).
  • Eden Medina (Bogota, Colombia, 1976) science and technology historian, she holds a Ph.D. in History and Social Studies of Science and Technology from MIT and a Master in Legal Studies from Yale University Law School. She currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Science, Technology and Society Program at MIT. Medina is the author of Cybernetic Revolutionaries: Technology and Politics in Allende’s Chile (MIT Press, 2011), a book that won the Edelstein Prize for best book on the history of technology (2012) and the Computer History Museum Prize (2012) for best book about the history of computing.
  • Pedro Ignacio Alonso (Santiago de Chile, 1975) holds a Ph.D. in Architecture from The Architectural Association of the United Kingdom and is head of the Ph.D. program in Architecture and Urban Studies of UC in Chile. He was a Princeton-Mellon Fellow at Princeton University (2015–16) and architect-in-residence at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Centre (2019). Together with Hugo Palmarola he won the Silver Lion for Monolith Controversies, Chile Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale (2014), and they received the Deutsches Architekturmuseum Book Award (2014) for the associated book. Alonso and Palmarola curated the exhibition Flying Panels at The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design (2019–2020), publishing a book under the same title (Dom, 2019).

Ackmowledgments

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), through the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives Global Seed Fund, , and the MIT Science, Technology and Society Program; Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, through the Vicerrectoría de Investigación UCDirección de Artes y Cultura UC,  Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Estudios Urbanos (FADEU), and Facultad de Educación UCMinisterio de Ciencia, Tecnología, Conocimiento e Innovación; and Goethe-Institut Chile collaborated in the research, activities and in the book of the exhibition, as well as in the reconstruction of the operating room. Various communities together with people in Chile and abroad also collaborated in solidarity for the objective of the project.

 

Coordinates
September 8, 2023 – January 28, 2024
Tuesday to Sunday | 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Pacífico Hall – Central Hall | Level -3

PRICES
General admission: $2500
Students: $1500

Friends of the CCLM: free entrance
Children under 12 year: free entrance
PPeople over 60 years of age: free entrance
Tuesday and Sunday: free entrance
Tours for educational institutions, groups, communities and others HERE
IMPORT:The general public reservation ticket is daily, you can use it once, at the time you estimate during the day of the reservation.

Based on the poster by © Waldo González and Mario Quiroz (March 11, 1973)


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